What dignity means to individuals

Added on 17/05/2010
Updated on 10/05/2013

Dignity - Inspired by Champions

Here are a selection of poems and other materials that have been sent in by our Dignity Champions and members of the public. Although not resources in the strict sense, you may find these interesting to read, we did.

  • Dignity by Donna Glossop
  • Please show me dignity, by Jo Jeffrey
    Linda Moss, Team Leader of Goldington Day Centre for older people in Bedford, sent us this poem written for dignity action day by fellow dignity champion Jo Jeffrey. Please show me dignity By Jo Jeffrey,...
  • The Dignity Tree, a poem by Sheryl Parkman
    Sheryl Parkman, Assistant Manager at Polars Residential Home, says: "I have written a poem to support the Dignity tree they we have built in our home. The idea is that now the tree is there residents,...
  • You never asked me, a poem by Dignity Champion Sharon Scarlett
    Sharon Scarlett, Service Manager at Pembroke House, which is run by Family Mosaic housing association. Sharon said: "I work for a large organisation and we are encouraging and supporting staff to become...
  • Dignity Song
    Worcestershire County Council enlisted the help of a young musician to provide a soundtrack locally for the Digntiy in Care Campaign. Alanna Boden, 21, has written and produced a song called 'Hello',...
  • My Treasures
    My Treasures - a poem written by a Salford resident (Muriel Nugent), who wanted to explain how those little knick knacks, that don't seem to be worth much to anyone else, are so important to the person...
  • I Laugh With You Sometimes
    Heather Macken used a personal experience to inspire her to write this poem for Dignity in 1994. I Laugh With You Sometimes I laugh with you sometimes and say foolish things, I try to be brave...
  • I'm Here
    Louise Appleton from Hartlepool had written a poem called "I'm here..." "I'm Here..." - A poem about Dignity in Care for the person that matters I am still a person although my actions and words...
  • Dignity - How we don't do it here
    The following poem was written by Donna Bennett from Senior Health Care Assistant, Watford Stroke Unit, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Dignity - How we don't do it here Excuse me nurse my...
  • A Poem for Dignity and Pride
    Trevor Tunstall from the Assessment and Reablement Team wrote 'A Poem for Dignity and Pride' to celebrate Dignity in Care Action Day. A Poem for Dignity and Pride Dignity and Pride two little words...