Making Space become Dignity Champions!
Do you believe that being treated with dignity is a basic human right, not an optional extra? We do, which is why we're encouraging all our staff, volunteers and service users to sign up and become dignity champions from the 19 January until the 12 February 2016.
A dignity champion is someone who believes passionately that care services must be compassionate, person-centred, as well as efficient, and are willing to try and do something to achieve this.
What do I need to do as a Dignity Champion?
As a dignity champion, you need to be willing to
- Stand up and challenge disrespectful behaviour
- Act as good role models by treating other people with respect, particularly those who are less able to stand up for themselves
- Speak up about dignity to improve the way that services are organised and delivered
- Influence and inform colleagues
- Listen to and understand the views and experiences of citizens.
Here at Making Space we are committed to spreading the word, and helping create a care system that has dignity, compassion and respect for our service users.
How do I sign up?
It's really easy, doesn't cost a penny and only takes a few minutes to sign up.
Head on over to the Dignity in Care website and register as someone who works in Health & Social care. Make sure you enter Making Space into the organisation name field. This enables us to keep track of all our Making Space dignity champions!