DIGNITY ACTION DAY takes place on or around February 25th 2010. It gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care.

Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people in care are treated as individuals, are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives and provide stimulating activities. Dignity Action day asks everybody – members of the public and Health and Social Care staff to give the gift of time. We can all make a difference!

Dignity in Care must be everybody’s business. I hope people will step up to this challenge and do whatever is in their power to make a difference”
Sir Michael Parkinson, National Dignity Ambassador

Members of the public can get involved in many ways. You can sign up as a Dignity Champion or nominate a caring staff member for an award. You can agree to give regular feedback to a service like Patient Opinion or join your Local Involvement Network.

For more information on getting involved then look at the Dignity in Care Community Resource Pack (PDF, 270kb).

Read Michael Parkinson’s fascinating and moving account of his year spent as National Dignity Ambassador below as a Scribd document:

One thought on “Dignity Action Day for those receiving care

  1. Comment: “Hi, I’m Graham Brindley, Caring with Confidence Project Director at Caring with Confidence, a free programme for carers 18+ in England, we’re fully supporting national Dignity Action Day and also urging that this consideration extends to carers – the people who are very often the main point of contact for health and social care professionals involved with their loved one’s care. We would love to hear from you on this topic, and listen to your views… Graham”

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