'Dignity to me means respecting others views, choices and decisions, not making assumptions and showing care and compassion.'
'Dignity to me means always listening to our service users, giving them a choice and taking the time to get to know each service user as individuals, and giving them the chance to get to know you too'
'To respect people's Dignity we need to make sure that we have a Zero tolerance of all forms of abuse, to treat people with the same respect that I would want for my family and myself. To listen and support people to express their needs wants and wishes and to assist them to maintain confidence and creating positive self esteem, to respect people's privacy and to alleviate people's loneliness and feeling isolated.'
'Dignity to me is taking the time to listen to what other people want and respecting there choice and decisions.'
'Dignity to me means enabling individuals to make their own choices, respecting how they choose to live and how they wish to receive their care. Listening to what they have to say. Respecting their choice of food and drink and not just assuming that we know best. Improving their quality of life by making sure they are managing medication and pain relief, maintaining their standards of personal care. Providing the help they need to promote independence. Respecting privacy and confidentiality. Supporting them in every possible way to continue to live happily and contentedly within their own homes.'
These are just a few of the many comments and phrases we received. Thankyou to everyone who sent them in to help us support Dignity Action Day 2017. Your time taken is greatly appreciated, Thankyou