Promoting Dignity In Care

At Liverpool Social Care Partnership we have been working with a number of Liverpool based Social Care Employers, Liverpool City Council and the Northwest Dignity Group to develop a number of dignity resources that can be used locally to promote, audit and ensure that dignity is upheld throughout Liverpool. This project started with the development of a Dignity Charter, and has now lead to the production of a number of toolkits, available free for employers which can be downloaded below.

Be sure to checkout the Department of Health's website for the latest in Dignity News: http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/

Dignity Day 2013
For Dignity Day 2013 on the 1st February 2013, we launched our Staff & Manager Self Assessment Toolkits to be used to monitor and maintain dignity at all levels within your organisation. We also began development of our Service User Dignity Toolkit which is currently in development, if your organisation would like to get involved in the development, testing and implementation of our Dignity Toolkits, please contact admin@lscpinfo.co.uk.

We would also like to thank Emma Hawkins from 'I Wheelie Can' for speaking at our event this year about the importance of service user involvement in assessing quality and embedding dignity into services. Emma told us a thought provoking poem which I have included at the bottom of this page.

Become a Dignity Champion!
If you are thinking about becoming a Dignity Champion but you're not sure what to expect, take a look at this document which outlines the qualities, roles and duties of a Dignity Champion, to sign up visit the Dignity in Care website

Dignity Game
Click here to access the Dignity Game which was developed by Cumbria County Council for the Northwest Dignity Leads Network.

Dignity Quiz Resource
You can use this Dignity Quiz to ensure that all of your staff are practising Dignity in their work! You can download the quiz here.

Dignity Animation
A new dignity animation released on YouTube by NWDignityLeads, the video can be found here.

Dignity Audit Toolkit Downloads

The Dignity Audit Toolkits were developed as a quick and simple document designed to promote dignity and provide a template for organisations to check that dignity is being upheld within the work they do.

What is a Dignity Audit?
A Dignity Audit is a simple exercise, prompted by questions and advice within our Dignity Audit Toolkit, to analyse the care you provide and the amount of dignity and respect which your organisation provides. From the audit you can note any actions or ideas you may have for future developments around dignity.

Why is there multiple toolkits?
Depending on the type and size of your organisation, certain types of toolkit may not be relevant to you, we understand that it can be difficult to complete a corporate questionnaire if you are a small provider with 5 staff. We hope that providing a customised toolkit for the different types of care environments we can prevent wasted time looking over questions that aren't relevant to you. 

Organisational Dignity Audit Toolkit: http://goo.gl/ycYTN
EasyRead Organisational Dignity Audit Toolkit: http://goo.gl/93Ocq

Managers Self Assessment Toolkit: http://goo.gl/jDLcc
Staff Self Assessment Toolkit: http://goo.gl/RhCxo

Emma Hawkins - Poem

Your early, she said 
Thats ok as long as i do my time isn't it?
I had those clothes on yesterday, she said
They'll do won’t they?
I need a shower, she said
Yer you stink don’t you?
Ouch it's to hot, she said
No its fine isn't it?
Your rubbing to hard, she said
You wimp aren't you?
I use the pink towel, she said
The blue one is fine tho isn't it?
Can you close my curtains please, she said
No-ones watching are they?
I don't feel dry, she said
You’re dry enough to get dressed aren't you?
My skirts stained, she said
You don’t want me to change you now do you?
But I'm seeing family today,she said
Your family don't really care do they?
Can you please help me make some breakfast, she said
Do I really have to?
A nice cuppa tea and some brown toast please, she said
Your bossy aren't you?
Can I have some more milk in my tea please, she said
You’re fussy today aren't you?
I ask for Brown toast, she said
What's the difference?
Sorry, she said
I'm going now
Bye take care, she said 

*door slams*

Am I really a pain, she said
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