Jane is our Dignity Champion
I’d like to introduce you to Jane Yeo. She is our first dignity champion and she has pledged to keep the ‘10 dignity dos’ as laid out by the National Dignity Council.
What is a Dignity Champion?
A Dignity Champion is someone who believes that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity at all times and that this is a basic human right. They believe that all care services must provide care that is person centred and compassionate and they are willing to try to do something to achieve this. They pledge to challenge poor care, to act as good role models and to help to educate and inform all those working around them.
The ’10 dignity dos’ that Jane has signed up to are:
• Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse
• Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family
• Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service
• Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
• Listen and support people to express their needs and wants
• Respect people’s right to privacy
• Ensure people feel abel to complain without fear of retribution
• Engage with family members and carers as care partners
• Assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem
• Act to alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation
Dignity Champions are all committed to taking action, however small, to create a care system that has compassion and respect for those using its services.
Jane will be working with care workers, our training coordinator and care manager to help promote dignity and help ensure all our clients are treated with dignity and respect. We hope
Jane will be the first of many of our care workers that sign up to this commitment.
If you would like to find out more about Dignity Champions please visit the website http://www.dignityincare.org.uk