Success stories

Added on 26/05/2009
Updated on 01/05/2014

We would like to hear your success stories. It doesn't matter how big or small, we would like you to contact us and send in your examples of Dignity in Care, so we can share them with other Dignity Champions.

In addition to the stories below, you can find more examples of Dignity in Care and Dignity Champion of the month features in our newsletters, and also take a look at the wonderful Dignity Action Day efforts in our Memory Book.

  • Dignity in Care at University Hospitals Birmingham
    Each year, University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust holds a Dignity in Care Conference , which is attended by several hundred staff members and other health professionals from across...
  • Somerset LINk Enter & View Team Dignity in Care good practice booklet
    The Somerset LINk Enter & View Team have written a booklet packed with examples of good practice of dignity in care in residential homes for older people. The aim of our project was to identify...
  • Amanda Waring partners with e-GNCS
    e-GNCS are proud to announce their partnership with industry leader on Dignity in Care, Amanda Waring. Working together, Amanda's principle task will be to deliver her Dignity in Care course, with other...
  • East Riding and Yorkshire Council supports Dignity in Care
    Dignity Champion, Cathryn Fewster shared the activity around Dignity in Care that East Riding Council have been undertaking.
  • Butterfly Scheme for dementia care
    The award-winning Butterfly Scheme allows people whose memory is permanently affected by dementia to make this clear to hospital staff and provides staff with a simple, practical strategy for meeting...
  • University of the west of England, Bristol make dignity a priority for their nurses.
    Students, teachers and practitioners met last month at UWE, Bristol to participate in an event which focussed specifically on dignity in care in the adult nursing preregistration curriculum. Nurse...
  • Health and Care Together - Wigan Borough LINk
    Dignity in Care Listening and Information Event held on 16th February 2011 Attached is the report of the event from Health & Care Together.
  • Ken Clasper: Why I became a Dignity Champion
    I originally got involved with the Alzheimer's Society a few years ago, where I worked as an Ambassador, and then got involved with the Department of Health. My wife and I got involved with the National...
  • 'Personal Recommendations' of Care Homes
    A dignity champion has set up an initiative that encourages 'personal recommendations' of care homes. This is encouraging participation from the residents, relatives, visitors and staff of care homes...
  • Door knockers for all bedroom doors
    Stratford Court residnetial home, owned by the Order of St John Care Trust have set a programme in motion to personalise the environment for residents. Door knockers were bought for all of the bedroom...
  • Lorraine Oswick, Community Inclusion Facilitator for Learning Disabilities
    Lorraine Oswick is a Community Inclusion Facilitator for Learning Disabilities in Stowmarket. Lorraine has been recognised for excellent service and ability to provide dignity in care. One excellent...
  • Andrea Bultitude, Adult Care Services
    Andrea Bultitude was a runner up for the Suffolk Dignity in Care Award 2009. Andrea is known within her team as being a committed member of the night team, within her role she promotes and maintains...
  • NHS Oxfordshire Dignity Advert
    NHS Oxfordshire recently ran this newspaper advertisement promoting people's rights to dignity, privacy and respect under the new NHS Constitution.
  • Marion O'callagha, Adult Care Services
    Marion O'callaghan of Adult Care services has been recognised as treating all individuals with dignity and respect and constantly delivering person centred care. Colleagues feel that Marion enables...
  • North Yorkshire Case Study
    Take personal responsibility for challenging services that do not respect dignity. Include respect for dignity in all job descriptions. Work into objectives, inductions & performance appraisals....
  • Airedale Case Study
    S.T.E.P. - (SEAMLESS TRANSITION of ELDERLEY PATIENTS) PROJECT.
  • Kirklees Case Study
    Raising Awareness - Cheers!! In Kirklees we launched a poster and mat campaign to promote the dignity in care agenda by highlighting the 10 points of the dignity challenge on the back of a beer / coffee...
  • West Midlands Skills for Good Practice
    Within Skills for Care West Midlands we are continuing to promote the Dignity challenge throughout the special care workforce in the region. We aim to promote the challenge at every meeting we hold or...
  • West Midlands Southern Cross Good Practice Guide
    The dignity challenge is a focus for Southern Cross Healthcare and has been for some 12 months now. We have 750 champions have signed up with the department of health in England so far and it is growing...
  • East of England Tackling Stigma in Dementia through Creativity
    This project, led by Cambridgeshire County Council, was the winner of the Eastern Region Dignity in Care campaign last year. The basis of the project is that everyone has a unique experience both of...
  • East Of England Finishing Touches - Careforce Group
    Careforce is a Domiciliary Care Provider, based in Stevenage, which 93,000 hours of care delivered per week to 49 Local Authorities. A programme to give everyone a taste of something exciting to work...
  • East of England Lessons from Sweden
    Sweden was selected for the visit because of its acknowledged good record in supporting Older People to live at home independently. In particular, the Swedish way of managing dementia care, acute and...
  • Lincolnshire Hospitals
    With all the pressures upon healthcare providers in the NHS regarding finances and standards of clinical care & treatment, how do hospitals maintain the whole patient experience and within their existing...
  • Chesterfield Hospital
    Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been well profiled as an example of achieving same sex accommodation standards across the hospitals wards as well as their emergency management unit....
  • Radford Care Group
    The Radford Care Group (a registered charity) offers care, respect and support for older people in the community.
  • Sing for Life Project Equal Arts/Silver Belles
    The Silver Belles, a group of 9 older women singers are involved in a project encouraging singing in residential care homes in two homes in County Durham and Newcastle.
  • Feedback from Dignity Event Gateshead
    The first Privacy and Dignity Conference was held in the Trust on 11 June 2009. The day was very well attended with representatives from the nursing teams across the Trust. Admin services, physiotherapy...
  • Dignity In Care In Middlesbrough 2009 Awards
    For the second year running Middlesbrough Council Department of Social Care celebrated a Dignity in Care Awards event. The event was organised by the Social Care Workforce Development Unit who invited...
  • Pondsmead Nursing and Residential Home
    Ponsdmead is a residential and nursing home based in Somerset providing short and long stay care and support to over 50 residents. Through their work on dignity in care pondsmead have introduced a series...
  • Moondancer Dignity In Care
    Moondancers work includes providing a 'mobile cinema' for care home residents. Using a large library of films, they 'tailor make' an event using vintage film that is lively and entertaining.
  • Dignity Day at United Hospitals Bristol
    The day was arranged as a drop in event with stalls set out around the venue displaying the information. Each stall was supported by someone able to discuss what was being done and there was tea and coffee...
  • Work of the Dignity Champions in Brighton and Sussex University NHS Trust
    Over the past four years the Trust has developed a well established network of 92 Older People's Champions, two for every ward and department in the Trust. These are usually nurses and healthcare assistants,...
  • Community Health Buckinghamshire Essence of Care
    Dignity represents an individual's innate right to respect and ethical treatment. Community Health Buckinghamshire has been developing the profile of Essence of care within community teams by streamlining...
  • Age Concern Trafford - Silver Surfer Project
    The Silver Surfer project assists older people to learn how to use a computer through a number of courses run by our staff and volunteers across the Borough.
  • Dignity Challenge Poem
    Vicki Lines, Senior Staff Nurse submitted this poem to the Nursing Times The 'Dignity Challenge' is highlighted in this verse, To enable you, on cardiac Wards, to become a better nurse. Sign up...
  • Trafford Dignity in Care awards for local care homes
    Providing the highest quality dignity in care has secured six local care homes Trafford Council's 'Dignity in Care' awards. Representatives from the Council, Trafford Dignity Forum, Trafford Carers...