Dignity Action Day story archive

Added on 26/02/2010
Updated on 01/05/2014

Over the years, we have had a great response to Dignity Action Day. Press coverage has been great; radio, Internet, newspapers and television all played a part. Here are just some pieces that we have been able to find, if you find any others, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Barnsley Hospital - 24 February 2010
    Barnsley Hospital visitors and staff can help to further improve how people are treated by the Trust on National Dignity Action Day.
  • Bath & North East Somerset Council - 12 February 2009
    Health and social care staff across Bath and North East Somerset are taking part in a national initiative aimed at improving care for patients.
  • Bromley Council - 25 February 2010
    As part of the day, we are asking for any stories that highlight some of the great ways people in the borough are giving their time to help neighbours, family or friends who need care.
  • Bromley County Council - 16 February 2010
    Bromley Council is also asking health and social care professionals to tell it about the ways they are celebrating the day to ensure it is a memorable one for the people they care and support, with a...
  • Calderdale Council - 24 February 2010
    Two events being held at Calderdale Council-run care homes will highlight a national campaign to ensure that older people are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Caring Business - 26 February 2010
    To mark today's Dignity Action Day, Southern Cross, the UK's leading provider of care homes, yesterday held a seminar to discuss the issue of dignity in care and celebrate the work of its 'Dignity...
  • CISION Wire - 18 February 2010
    Activities on the day will include memory games and musical bingo. Afternoon tea and cakes will be served, giving families the opportunity to talk to the Alzheimer's Society about any questions they may...
  • City of London LINk - 25 February 2010
    Many different events are being organised across the country - help and inspiration is also at hand if you have an idea to spring into action yourself.
  • City of York Council - 24 February 2010
    Tomorrow is National Dignity Day and City of York Council's Adult Social Services is holding a series of events to raise awareness of the Dignity in Care Campaign and to celebrate the achievements so...
  • Community Voice On-line - 3 February 2010
    Dignity Action day asks everybody - members of the public and Health and Social Care staff to give the gift of time. We can all make a difference!
  • Dash - 22nd February 2010
    Central & Cecil is helping to make sure that dignity is a reality for all. Over and above the care that Central & Cecil provide on a daily basis for frail older people across nine care homes...
  • Disc - 25 February 2010
    Dignity Action Day asks everybody - members of the public and Health and Social Care staff to give the gift of time. We can all make a difference!
  • Eastern Development Centre - 25th February 2010
    On this day, health and social care workers are asked to take action in their place of work to promote dignity and members of the public to do what they can to take action to promote dignity for people...
  • Enfield Council - 19 February 2010
    The Day highlights the need to ensure that people who receive care are treated as individuals, are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives, and are provided with stimulating...
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust - 16 February 2010
    The Trust will mark the special day by launching a number of new initiatives, including a 'red peg' privacy system (where patients pin their curtains together with a red peg, indicating that people may...
  • Gloucestershire PCT - 17 February 2010
    Improving the experiences of older people in receipt of health and social care services and treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve is at the centre of NHS Gloucestershire's Dignity Action...
  • Greenwich Council - 1 February 2010
    This new initiative is part of the Dignity in Care Campaign, which aims to ensure people in care are treated as individuals and given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily activities....
  • Halton LINk - 25 February 2010
    Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care.
  • Hertfordshire County Council - 25 February 2010
    More than 2 million health and social care staff provide support and care to people in need. Over 11,000 of those staff - including some in Hertfordshire - have joined forces to provide a more dignified...
  • Kent County Council - 24 February 2010
    For Kent, dignity is a high priority and Kent County Council works hard to bring a better quality of life to older people and anyone who is getting care.
  • Kingston Guardian - 25th February 2010
    NHS Surrey, Surrey County Council and Surrey Care Association have all voiced their support for today's National Dignity Action Day.
  • Kirklees Council - 17 February 2010
    Kirklees Council Adult Services is supporting national Dignity Action Day which will be held on February 25.
  • Lancashire County Council - 17 February 2010
    Lancashire County Council and its partner agencies are marking Dignity Action Day with a series of events designed to highlight the authority's commitment to ensuring that everyone who uses care services...
  • Makes a Change - 25 February 2010
    Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care.
  • Midlands Business News - 17 February 2010
    The national Dignity Action Day (25th February 2010) is being marked in Nottingham by an event organised by the Nottingham Mental Capacity Act Forum, which will discuss and review the current and potential...
  • My Tooting - 9 February 2010
    Dignity Action Day asks health and social care workers to take action in their place of work to promote dignity. It also asks members of the public to do what they can to take action on this day to promote...
  • Nottinghamshire County Council - 25 January 2010
    Dignity Action Day asks health and social care workers to take action in their place of work to promote dignity. It also asks members of the public to do what they can to take action on this day to promote...
  • Portsmouth City PCT
    Dignity Action Day will also celebrate a very special event for former Portsmouth FC player Len Phillips at around 11am. He will be accepted into the football club's Hall of Fame - a well-deserved honour...
  • Salisbury Journal - 24th February 2010
    PEOPLE who believe that being treated with dignity and respect is a human right and not an optional extra are being asked to sign up as 'dignity champions'. Wiltshire Council is asking people to become...
  • Scarborough Evening News
    A SCARBOROUGH day care centre proved it had a high regard for the dignity of its visitors after taking part in a national campaign.
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership - 25 February 2010
    The Trust is holding an event in partnership with Branches Day Centre in Batley, which is a day centre for older people with a learning disability, to promote everyone's right to dignity in care.
  • SLK Training and Consultancy - 5th February 2010
    The action day asks everybody to give the gift of time and help to uphold peoples rights to dignity by providing a truly memorable day for people receiving care.
  • Sterling Care and Support - 25 February 2010
  • Stroud News and Journal - 19th February 2010
    As part of the Gloucestershire Dignity in Care Campaign, spearheaded nationally by Sir Michael Parkinson, Gloucestershire Care Services' Care Home Support Team has developed a dignity training package...
  • Surrey Comet - 25 February 2010
    NHS Surrey, Surrey County Council and Surrey Care Association have all voiced their support for today's National Dignity Action Day.
  • The Argus - 23 February 2010
    Dignity action day this Thursday 25th february 10.30am-12.30pm at New Larchwood.
  • The Hedon Blog - 25 February 2010
    Members of the public can get involved in many ways. You can sign up as a Dignity Champion or nominate a caring staff member for an award . You can agree to give regular feedback to a service like...
  • The National Care Forum - 22 February 2010
    Dignity Action Day asks health and social care workers to take action in their place of work to promote dignity. It also asks members of the public to do what they can to take action on this day to promote...
  • The Star - 24 February 2010
    BARNSLEY Hospital launches a policy to ensure patients are treated with dignity as part of a national awareness day tomorrow. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure patients are treated as individuals and...
  • This is Staffordshire - 26 February 2010
    A city council spokesman said: "The day was about giving time to the people who use the services, gaining their views on the service and undertaking back-to-the-floor exercises."
  • Trafford Council - 12 February 2010
    Trafford Council is committed to making sure everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Through its services, how it deals with service users, their families and carers and its involvement in and support...
  • Viva Street - 25 February 2010
    Elmcroft care home is based in Tolleshunt Major, Essex and we are participating in Dignity Action Day - a day that brings staff and members of the public together to make a difference to those receiving...
  • Warrington Worldwide - 20 February 2010
    TWO events are planned by Warrington Disability Partnership to mark Dignity Action Day - and the group is urging everyone to get involved.
  • Warwickshire County Council - 25 February 2010
    Residents at a Warwickshire County Council Care Home in Atherstone are sharing their own versions of the famous red book to mark Dignity Action Day today (Thursday 25 February).
  • Westbridgford Today - 23 February 2010
    Held at Long Meadow Day Centre in The Meadows, the day includes entertainment and details of adult care services and support.
  • Wharfedale Mediagroup - 15 February 2010
    The Troutbeck Care Home, Crossbeck Road, Ilkley are holding an afternoon high tea and dance event in support of Dignity Action Day. The event takes place on Thursday February 25th from 12pm, all are...
  • Wirral - 19 February 2010
    Wirral Council is supporting national Dignity in Care Action Day with a number of events to raise awareness of the importance of people's rights to dignity when receiving care.
  • Worcestershire Council - 24 February 2010
    In Worcestershire the commitment to training care staff and providing service users with a good quality of life is ongoing and, whilst Dignity Action Day is designated to February 25, the authority's...
  • Yorkshire Coast Radio - 25th February 2010
    More than two million health and social care staff in the UK work around the clock to provide support and care for those in need, and 11,000 of them have signed up to be Dignity Champions ... including...
  • Lancashire throws its weight behind Dignity Action Day - 17 February 2010
    Lancashire County Council and its partner agencies are marking Dignity Action Day with a series of events designed to highlight the authority's commitment to ensuring that everyone who uses care services...
  • RCN - 25 February 2010
    The RCN's Dignity: at the heart of everything we do campaign gave support and direction to the UK's nursing workforce in the delivery of care for patients and clients of any health status in every...
  • Walsall College - 2 March 2010
    On the morning of Thursday 25th February, Care students and staff at Walsall College did their bit to make sure that dignity is a reality for all, by supporting national Dignity Action Day.
  • Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust - February 2010
    Various events have been arranged for Thursday 25th in different areas of Lancashire Care Trust, to give staff the opportunity to actively engage with their community and also to give those people who...
  • Taking Control
    Staff and residents taking control of dignity in a care home.
  • Morpeth Herald - 23 March 2010
    There was champagne and canapes for residents, family members and staff, as well as live entertainment and afternoon tea.