We run a joint the Derbyshire Dignity Campaign with NHS Derbyshire. Our aim is for every social care and health service team, establishment and provider to be giving a consistent experience of dignity and respect for all who receive a service.
Dignity is the foundation for all health, social care and other public services and is the responsibility of everyone involved at all levels.
Treat people as you would want to be treated yourself
Evidence of this will be shown by achievement and maintenance of the Derbyshire Dignity Award. The award is split into:
- option 1 – based on evidence and examples of your policies, practices and ethos
- option 2 – based on a project to improve and enhance your service
You must gain option 1 before you can move to option 2.
There is a leaflet about the campaign and a document explaining the assessment process attached to this page.
Ten dignity do's
A key document for working towards the award is the 10 Point Dignity Challenge. Make sure everyone is aware of it.
Be a dignity champion
A Dignity Champion is actively working with their teams to promote and provide dignity and respect for their clients or patients. You should be passionate about providing a service that is compassionate and person centred as well as efficient. You can register as a Dignity Champion through Dignity in Care. There are promotional items such as badges and publicity that can be bought for your team.
Policy and the award framework
The campaign is supported by a framework of legislation and policies.
We produce a quarterly newsletter for all those involved in the campaign.
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