Related dignity campaigns

Added on 23/11/2009
Updated on 07/09/2015

You can find out everything about our campaign (opens new window) on this website, however other stakeholders have developed their own campaigns and materials that support dignity principles and dignity in care.

Age UK (opens new window) aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research. They have produced information guides and fact sheets (opens new window) to help members of the public understand what it is they can expect from services including hospital stays and discharge procedures including health advice and information. Age UK has also been campaigning to end malnutrition (opens new window) in hospitals since 2006.

BAPEN (opens new window) is a charitable organisation that raises awareness of malnutrition and works to advance the nurtitional care of patients and those at ris from malnutrition in the wider community.

The Dignity in Care Commission (opens new window) was established in July 2011 by Age UK, the NHS Confederation and the Local Government Association. The Commission seeks to understand why poor care persists and to put forward the best solutions.

British Geriatrics Society (opens new window) have a project (opens new window) to raise awareness that people, whatever their age and physical ability, should be able to choose to use the toilet in private in all care settings.

British Institute of Human Rights (opens new window) have completed work around dignity in care.

Camelford Dementia Action Alliance (opens new window) want to make communities, businesses and services more accessible and less discriminating to those living with dementia.

Campaign to End Loneliness (opens new window) is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together through research, policy, campaigning and innovation to combat loneliness. They aim to increase people's resilience to changes in life that can cause loneliness in older age and reduce chronic loneliness for people who are over 60.

The Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project (opens new window), run by Older People's Advocacy Alliance (opens new window) and MacMillan Cancer Support is a project helping older people with cancer to get the support they need. OPAAL is the only national UK membership-based organisation supporting, promotong and developing hte provision of independent advocacy services for older.

Dementia Friends (opens new window) run by the Alzheimer's Society and funded by the Cabinet Office and Department of Health, is about giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia - from helping someone find the right bus - to spreading the word about dementia. You can get involved in two ways: become a Dementia Friends Champion or become a Dementia Friend

English Community Care Association's Dementia Pledge (opens new window) aims to raise public awareness of excellent dementia care and ensure care providers meet the needs of the person with dementia and their families. A commitment to the Dementia Pledge will mean a care provider will demonstrate that they can meet the 4 principles of the Dementia Pledge.

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched new Core Care Standards (opens new window), one of which is "Dignity: We will treat you with dignity and respect (opens new window)". Dignity is championed by Chair, Alan Baines, and many staff have signed up to the campaign.

D4D Devices for (D4D) (opens new window)Healthcare Technology Co-operative is a national initiative funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to drive forward innovative new products, processes and services to help people living with long term conditions. The aim is to make a difference to the well-being of patients, the effectiveness of the NHS, and the wealth of the nation.

Equality and Diversity Forum (opens new window) is a network of national organisations committed to equal opportunities, social justice, good community relations, respect for human rights and an end to discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

Get Connected (opens new window), from SCIE, is a new support programme to enable providers of care for adults in England to access information and communication technology (ICT) more effectively. By awarding grants to small providers, the Get Connected programme has brought ICT to care homes and other organisations to improve the lives of its residents.

Health and Social Care Partnership in the South of England (opens new window) brings together health, adult social care, children services and other local authority responsibilities as well as public health to maximise potential for whole systems solutions to transformation and the new agenda challenges. The Partnership is managing a project, which aims to raise awareness of End of Life, and End of Life Care. The project is social care-led, but aims to work as a whole systems approach, to ensure that End of Life Care is considered in an inclusive way across the region. The focus of the project is around end of life for people living with dementia, and carers. If you would like to join the network contact katie.barnes@hscpartnership.org.uk (opens new window).

Kissing it Better (opens new window) is about sharing simple healthcare ideas. It is also about harnessing the energy of the most dynamic groups in a local community and inviting them to use their specialist skills to make a difference to the care of patients and their carers within hospitals and care homes. Through their website, events and training, they promote these practical ideas and foster the mind-set that created them. Jill Fraser, National Dignity Council Member, is a founder of Kissing it Better.

Liberty (opens new window) is a cross party, non-party membership organisation at the heart of the movement for fundamental rights and freedoms in the UK. Liberty promotes the values of individual human dignity, equal treatment and fairness as the foundations of a democratic society.

The Life Story Network (opens new window) and the DH-funded, "Your Story Matters (opens new window)" helps people to understand the importance of engaging with a person for who they are, looking beyond the dementia and seeing the person so that they can be helped to live well with dementia.

The cross-sector Malnutrition Task Force (opens new window) was established after the publication of the Dignity Commission's 2012 report, to take forward the recommendations concerning dehydration and malnourishment, two of the most requently cited examples of poor care. Prevention and treatment of malnourishment is at the heart of everything they do to ensure older people can live more independent, fulfilling lives.

If you are interested in mentoring and befriending vulnerable adults, then get involved with the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (opens new window).

National Care Forum (opens new window) The National Care Forum supports organisations providing care and support services throughout the UK. NCF promotes the benefits of the not-for-profit model of care services provision. NCF members are not-for-profit organisations, providing quality care and support services. All our activities are to assist our members in keeping up to date with developments in the care sector and to promote improvements in the quality of services: more about NCF

National End of Life Care Programme (opens new window)

What the government's doing about end of life care.

The Relatives & Residents Association (opens new window) is a national charity which exists for the benefit of older people in residential care, as well as their families and friends left behind at home.
We support people by giving them the information they need to make confident and informed choices - whether about selecting a care home, paying for care, adjusting to being in care, or complaining about the quality of care they, or a relative or friend, are receiving. We also speak out on behalf of a sector which, very often, is unable to speak out for itself. We do this by lobbying those who possess the authority to make changes.

Royal College of Nursing (opens new window) provide a dignity resource (opens new window), based on their "Dignity at the heart of everything we do campaign", which gives support and direction to nurses when deliverying care.

Skills for Care (opens new window) ensures that England's adult social care workforce has the appropriately skilled people in the right places working to deliver high quality social care. To achieve this, they focus on the attitudes, values, skills and qualifications people need to undertake their roles. Skills for Care do a lot of work championing the dignity cause.

Society of Later Live Advisers (opens new window) (SOLLA) is a not for profit organisation, founded to meet the need of consumers, advisers and those who provide financial products and services to the later life market. Their aim is to ensure that consumers are better informed about the financial issues of later life and can find a fully accredited adviser quickly and easily. National Dignity Council member, Jane Finnerty, is a Director of SOLLA.

Think Local Act Personal (opens new window) is a national, cross sector leadership partnership focused on driving forward work with personalisation, community-based social care. Our unique strength is bringing together people who use services and family carers with central and local government, major providers from the private, third and voluntary sector and other key groups. TLAP has some good resources on volunteering (opens new window) and Building Community Capacity (opens new window).

Advocacy charity, Vegetarian for Life (opens new window), administers the Vegetarian Fund, which awards charitable grants to older vegans and vegetarians to encourage independent living.

Walsall Council's Who Cares? (opens new window) initiative aims to give people an insight into some of the varied social care work and projects being carried out in Walsall, as well as dispel some of the myths surrounding care.

When they get older (opens new window) is a place where people can come together to share and learn about supporting older parents. The website offers a series of helpful advice and stories around being healthy, staying solvent, overcoming new challenges, being treated well, and remaining independent.

WRVS (opens new window) is an age positive charity. Their volunteers deliver personal and practical support to help older people and we raise awareness of the issues older people face through our campaigns and research. The "Feeling Well and Overcoming Loneliness guide (opens new window)" provides some general advice for feeling well and overcoming loneliness later in life.

Your Care Rating (opens new window) has been established so that all residents living within a care home are given the opportunity to provide views and feedback via an independent, confidential and standardised annual survey. The purpose of Your Care Rating is to: give care home residents a voice; champion continuous quality improvement in the care sector; and provide an authorititative sournce of information for existing and prospective customers and other stakeholders.

Intergenerational Work

We believe that combating issues surrounding dignity for older people may require intergenerational work to help overcome perceived stereotypes.

Beth Johnson Foundation (opens new window) run a centre for generational practice looking at intergenerational practice to develop social change.

Eagle (opens new window) is a project that collects and analyses of practice case studies on integenerational learning.