Dignity in Care is a national campaign aimed at ensuring that people, either in care or being cared for by loved ones at home, are treated as individuals, are given a choice and have control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
Numerous listening events took place around the country to find out what Dignity in Care meant to people and the issues raised at these events resulted in the development of the 10 point Dignity Challenge:
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 & support people to express their needs & wants
Respect People's Right to Privacy
Ensure People feel able to complain without fear of retribution
Engage with family members and carers as care partners
Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self-esteem
Act to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation
As a dignity in care champion, Bury Adult Care Services subscribe to the above principles. Click on the links on the right for further information.