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Dignity In Care

Care Homes LeicesterOn 14th November 2006, the Minister for Care Services, Ivan Lewis MP launched the first ever dignity in care campaign. The campaign aims to stimulate a national debate around dignity in care and create a care system where there is zero tolerance of abuse and disrespect of older people.

ALA Care Ltd embraces this worthy challenge and Dignity Champions are present in our homes.

The Dignity Challenge

High quality care services that respect people’s dignity should

1. Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse.

2. Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family.

3. Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service.

4. Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control.

5. Listen and support people to express their needs and wants.

6. Respect people’s right to privacy.

7. Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution.

8. Engage with family members and carers as care partners.

9.Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self-esteem.

10. Act to alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation.

 

Click on the link below for further information:

http://www.dignityincare.org.uk