North Yorkshire Home Care Team Recognises Dignity in Action Day
Friday, 01st February 2013
Published 01 February 2013.
Dignity in Action Day is an annual event on 1st February when people are encouraged to contribute to upholding the rights and dignity of people and families receiving care. It aims to ensure people who use care services are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives
The event is organised and managed by the National Dignity Council, which has provided resource packs to help care staff and the public organise activities on the day to promote dignity in their communities.
Sir Michael Parkinson, a ‘Dignity Champion’, commented: “It might well be that the difference people make individually is a mere ripple on the surface of our care system, but each of those ripples added together create a wave, a social movement, and if this makes life better for some – then it has to be worthwhile.”
At Carefound, a core part of our home care team’s responsibility is to respect and promote that rights and dignity of the elderly people we care for. This is factored into all of our ways of working and is something that the team are constantly encouraged to do. The Carefound home care team is therefore very much in support of Dignity in Action Day. Please do let us know of your experiences and efforts regarding promoting dignity via our Twitter page (https://twitter.com/Carefound) using the hashtag #DAD2013 or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/carefound).
Source: Carefound, National Dignity Council.
Carefound is a provider of specialist home care and dementia care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services provided include basic help in the home,companionship, personal care, medication help, post-operative rehabilitation, respite care and specialist help such as dementia care and palliative care. The flexible service ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays, and can also encompass 24-hour live in care services.