Useful resources for champions

Added on 19/11/2009
Updated on 21/09/2016

Below are some resources that the Dignity in Care Campaign have developed for Dignity Champions to use. If you have any questions regarding these, please contact us.

  • Championing Dignity in Care Badges and Wristbands
    Due to times of austerity we are sorry to announce that we need to ask Dignity Champions to pay for their badges and wristbands. Charges The charges are as follows: One badge will cost £1 with...
  • Champion Certificate
    Print your Dignity Champion Certificate. Please remember to register as a Dignity Champion on the website before printing your certificate
  • Show your commitment to Dignity
    Advertise your commitment to Dignity, download our poster and enter the name of your organisation at the top.
  • Dignity Champion Action Packs
    The Dignity Champions Action Packs have been produced to equip Dignity Champions with useful guidance on specific areas of care/legislation. They demonstrate how you can take personal responsibility...
  • Becoming a dignity champion leaflet
    Find out more about the campaign and what it means to be a dignity champion. Download your free leaflets here. These leaflet are useful if you know someone who would make a good champion, or you are...
  • Dignity in Care 10 point Card
    The Dignity in Care Card is a perfect size to keep in your pocket for handy access to the 10 Point Dignity Challenge. You can find the print ready file below.
  • 10 Dignity Do posters
    Our challenge posters that can be used on notice board. Download your posters free here
  • Dignity Audit Tools - NDC 2016
    Being treated with dignity and respect is vital for our wellbeing as it makes us feel valued and worthy. The National Dignity Council believe that 'Dignity is Everybody's Business' and as such we have...
  • Cartoon Images depicting Dignity in care
    These images were drawn up at two regional events: Birmingham & Leeds in early 2007. They are images that help depict what the dignity in care campaign means to everyone involved. You are free...
  • History of the campaign & progress to date
    Since the launch of the campaign in November 2006 the Dignity in Care campaign has developed a great deal. Find out how it all started and the changes the campaign has made.
  • Independent review of the Dignity in Care Campaign
    The Dignity in Care Campaign has been running for three years now and with over 10,000 individuals signed up to be Dignity Champions we have had an independant review of the campaign to determine theprogress...
  • With Respect: training materials for home care & residential care
    The residential and home care sector have collaborated, with funding from the Department of Health, to create dignity specific training for the sector. So this month, every care home and every home care...
  • 60 Dignity Champion Case Studies
    Read here what action dignity champions have taken in their region
  • Overview & Scrutiny committee guidance: Walk a mile in my shoes
    Here is a scrutiny guide to dignity & respect to individuals in health & Social Care services. The intended audience for this guide is chairs & members of Overview & Scrutiny committees...
  • How to complain
    Some Dignity Champions and members of the public ask us how they can make a complaint about a service. This document will give you some basic guidelines and links as to how you can accelerate a complaint...
  • Slides for Local Events
    Keep and eye out for new slides coming soon!
  • This is Me
    'This is me' is a simple and practical tool that carers can give to staff when a person with dementia goes into hospital. It contains information about the person behind the dementia - for example, what...
  • Delivering Dignity Training for staff working with older people
    Here is everything you need to deliver your own dignity training for staff working with older people in any care setting. This pack contains facilitators guidance and materials that delegates require...
  • Dignity Training for staff working with vulnerable adults
    Here is everything you need to deliver your own dignity training for staff working with vulnerable adults in any care setting. This pack contains facilitators guidance and materials that delegates require...
  • Study guide for dignity relating to older people
    This is a self-study guide suitable for anyone involved in the care process who want to learn more about dignity specifically relating to older people.
  • Organizations' Guide to Dignity
    A document designed to provide a guide to organisations on dignity and includes suggested themes, questions and audit ideas.
  • Older Persons' Guide to Dignity
    A short guide for older people to provide a description of what older people should expect from care with dignity, how to identify undignified treatment and what to do about it. This has been designed...
You can also take a look at our Dignity Map resource which helps to plot out characteristics of a good service. The map will help champions view dignity with an holistic approach. Understand the numerous aspects to care that should be focused on when trying to deliver a dignified service by taking a look at the Dignity Map.

We have also developed a number of podcasts that may be of use for team meetings & training.

These include:

  • Five examples of work that Dignity champions have undertaken in thier place of work
  • Active ageing
  • Leading from the front
  • Your right to be respected
  • Choosing a care home
  • Audits
  • Social Marketing
  • Implemeting dignity from top to bottom

There is also an introduction from our previous Dignity Ambassador, Sir Michael Parkinson. These clips can be used at conferences etc.

Please take a look at our podcasts page (opens new window). All these podcasts are free for you to download and use as you see fit.

Many stakeholders have developed thier own materials & reports that are also very useful. Take a look at our stakeholder resources page that will give you further information & help you in your role as dignity champions.