Regional Dignity Stories From the North West

Added on 23/09/2008
Updated on 21/07/2011

You can read here stories from Dignity Champions in your region.
  • 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.
  • Lancashire County Council Dignity in Care Position Statement.
    This document reflects the work undertaken by Lancashire County Council in responding to the Dignity in Care Campaign including an evaluation of "The Aims of the Campaign and Forward Plan" for 2010.
  • Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust
    Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust's Quality Report - Dignity & Respect Update. Dignity and Respect is one of the PCT's World Class Commissioning priority change programmes, which illustrates...
  • Dignity in Care Legacy Products
    Warrington Borough Council have produced two Legacy products for Dignity in Care. Warrington is showing real leadership of the dignity agenda and has successfully embedded the concept of dignity in a...
  • Defending the Rights of a Service User
    Miss B is a 90yr old service user. We provide care three times a day at breakfast, lunch and tea. Miss B has never married as she spent all her younger years caring for her mother. As she has no living...
  • 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.
  • Trafford Young at Heart Week
    The Young at Heart Holiday Club was a week of events designed to be particularly attractive to older people. Invitations went to older people who attend 2 local churches and the word was spread in sheltered...
  • Dignity in Care Activity in Trafford
    As part of our ongoing campaign to promote Dignity in Care, Trafford Adult Social Care Directorate held a large consultation event on Dignity with our provider services. The event was attended by 70...
  • Age Concern Cheshire's Dignity Work
    Project 1 What? A dignity audit of older person's beds was undertaken on behalf of Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT, across four provider trusts, (Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,...
  • PROMOTING DIGNITY THROUGH EMBEDDING LIFE STORY WORK IN OLDHAM
    Background Ken Holt, a former carer and very active carer representative, completed a piece of life story work on behalf of his wife, Alice, for the staff in the residential home she was moving to...
  • Admiral Nurse Team
    Admiral Nurses provide support to families who care for people with dementia. Working on the premise that the illness affects both the patient and the family in unique ways, the team have developed...
  • Wirral CVS Mentoring Project
    Wirral CVS Mentoring Project, funded by the Drug and Alcohol Action Team is a project which offers mentoring and support to substance misusers who want to make a change in their lives. The project...
  • Salford and Trafford older people's dignity champions
    Salford and Trafford older people's dignity champions was launched to ensure that dignity in care did not remain a philosophy but became part of the fabric of the service. First, in the summer of 2008,...
  • Bootstrap Enterprises
    Bootstrap Enterprises' main aim is to widen its role in social care and to provide social care users with support to gain and retain employment and ensure that work forms part of a positive, well supported...
  • Promoting Dignity for sheltered residents
    Telecare-enabled medication dispenser When Contour Homes in North West England wanted to support one of their tenants with a telecare-enabled medication dispenser the plan nearly failed when it came...
  • NHS Western Cheshire
    NHS Western Cheshire NHS Western Cheshire has embedded the dignity agenda in the Quality Section of the standard NHS contracts with their main providers for acute, community services and mental health...
  • Blackpool, fyde & Wyre
    Blackpool Fyde & Wyre NHS foundation trust have devised a dignity audit tool and undertaken a baseline assessment across the whole of the Trust. When the results were analysed, they have themed the...
  • Lancashire County Council Commercial Group
    Lancashire County Council Commercial Group (LCCG) are the Council's In House provider of care services for older people in Lancashire:See how they adopted the Dignity in Care challenge
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health
    Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust hosted a Dignity event in February & are now arranging for champions from one clinical team to work alongside peers to use an assesment framework to determine...
  • Bury Adult Care Services
    Bury Adult Care Services established a Dignity Standards Group in 2008. Read the attachment for further details
  • University Hospitals South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
    Here is information on how the new Dementia Care Specialist Nurse has completed the Dementia Care Pathway and improved the journey from admission to discharge for many.
  • Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
    Read here about the Slaford Reach Beyond Service and how Salford are linking this with the Dignity Challenge
  • Warrington Borough Council
    Dictionary definitions describe dignity as: 'a state, quality or manner worthy of esteem or respect; and (by extension) self-respect.' Dignity in Care, therefore, means the kind of care which supports...
  • Manchester City Council
    Manchester launched its Dignity in Care campaign in October 2007, using a Daisy as its emblem, 'branded' so care homes exceeding the standards would be easily recognised by people looking for quality...
  • (Tameside Training Consortium) Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
    All training commissioned through the consortium has the Dignity in Care 10 points within the contracts. Courses throughout the year reflect Dignity in Care and one of the recent and very successful...
  • Bolton Metropolitan Council
    Bolton MBC launched our Dignity Action Plan at a high profile conference on 23.5.08 which included a number of national speakers (programme attached - presentations available on council website). They...
  • East Lancashire Primary Care Trust
    East Lancashire PCT looks at dignity across all age groups from birth onwards, not just focused on older people. I led on the Benchmarking of Privacy and Dignity (having adapted the Essence of Care...
  • Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    The Trust continues to have a structured, busy programme of work focusing on Dignity in Care issues. Since the last update, the Trust has continued to utilise a Dignity / Older Persons Champions Group...
  • St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust
    St Helens and Knowsley NHS Hospitals has identified an Older People's Champion from every ward and department within the Trust. We are a group of individuals who have a genuine desire to improve services...
  • Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust
    The Skills Trainer for delivering Dignity & Respect was appointed in January 2008 to provide teaching sessions to AfC Bands 1 - 4 is responsible, primarily, for the delivery of training around the...
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    The Trust has launched a large action plan based on issues we see as related to dignity. The Trust is committed to raising the Dignity profile Trust wide. We have commenced a number of initiatives including...
  • North West Consultation exercise
    Anna Gaughan- regional lead for the North West recently undertook a consultation exercise with dignity champions. Find out here the findings of the consultation.
  • Vegetarian for Life
    Nutrition in older people is paramount to health, do all services know enough about catering for vegetarian & vegan clients?
  • Manchester Dignity in Care Campaign
    Manchester launched its Dignity in Care campaign in October 2007, using a Daisy as its emblem, 'branded' so care homes exceeding the standards would be easily recognised by people looking for quality...
  • Article written for the IDeA
    Integrated commissioning to improve care and dignity