Related dignity campaigns

You can find out everything about our campaign on this website, however other stakeholders have developed their own campaigns and materials that support dignity principles and dignity in care.

Age UK (opens new window) aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research. They have produced information guides and fact sheets (opens new window) to help members of the public understand what it is they can expect from services including hospital stays and discharge procedures including health advice and information. Age UK has also been campaigning to end malnutrition (opens new window) in hospitals since 2006.

BAPEN (opens new window) is a charitable organisation that raises awareness of malnutrition and works to advance the nutritional care of patients and those at risk from malnutrition in the wider community.

The Dignity in Care Commission (opens new window) was established in July 2011 by Age UK, the NHS Confederation and the Local Government Association. The Commission seeks to understand why poor care persists and to put forward the best solutions.

British Geriatrics Society (opens new window) 

British Institute of Human Rights (opens new window) have completed work around dignity in care.

Campaign to End Loneliness (opens new window) is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together through research, policy, campaigning and innovation to combat loneliness. They aim to increase people's resilience to changes in life that can cause loneliness in older age and reduce chronic loneliness for people who are over 60.

The Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project (opens new window), run by Older People's Advocacy Alliance (opens new window) and MacMillan Cancer Support is a project helping older people with cancer to get the support they need. OPAAL is the only national UK membership-based organisation supporting, promoting and developing the provision of independent advocacy services for older.

Dementia Friends (opens new window) run by the Alzheimer's Society and funded by the Cabinet Office and Department of Health, is about giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia - from helping someone find the right bus - to spreading the word about dementia. You can get involved in two ways: become a Dementia Friends Champion or become a Dementia Friend

The English Community Care Association (ECCA) (opens new window) is a registered charity that campaigns to support the work of independent care providers, assisting the role of care professionals with a unified voice that can help inform national policy.

Get Connected (opens new window), from SCIE, is a new support programme to enable providers of care for adults in England to access information and communication technology (ICT) more effectively. By awarding grants to small providers, the Get Connected programme has brought ICT to care homes and other organisations to improve the lives of its residents.

Kissing it Better (opens new window) is about sharing simple healthcare ideas. It is also about harnessing the energy of the most dynamic groups in a local community and inviting them to use their specialist skills to make a difference to the care of patients and their carers within hospitals and care homes. Through their website, events and training, they promote these practical ideas and foster the mind-set that created them. Jill Fraser,

The cross-sector Malnutrition Task Force (opens new window) was established after the publication of the Dignity Commission's 2012 report, to take forward the recommendations concerning dehydration and malnourishment, two of the most frequently cited examples of poor care. Prevention and treatment of malnourishment is at the heart of everything they do to ensure older people can live more independent, fulfilling lives.

National Care Forum (opens new window) The National Care Forum supports organisations providing care and support services throughout the UK. NCF promotes the benefits of the not-for-profit model of care services provision. NCF members are not-for-profit organisations, providing quality care and support services. All our activities are to assist our members in keeping up to date with developments in the care sector and to promote improvements in the quality of services.

National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (opens new window); What the government's doing about end of life care.

The Relatives & Residents Association (opens new window) is a national charity which exists for the benefit of older people in residential care, as well as their families and friends left behind at home.
We support people by giving them the information they need to make confident and informed choices - whether about selecting a care home, paying for care, adjusting to being in care, or complaining about the quality of care they, or a relative or friend, are receiving. We also speak out on behalf of a sector which, very often, is unable to speak out for itself. We do this by lobbying those who possess the authority to make changes.

Royal College of Nursing (opens new window) They have some good resources on dignity at work (opens new window)

Skills for Care (opens new window) ensures that England's adult social care workforce has the appropriately skilled people in the right places working to deliver high quality social care. To achieve this, they focus on the attitudes, values, skills and qualifications people need to undertake their roles. Skills for Care do a lot of work championing the dignity cause.

Society of Later Live Advisers (opens new window) (SOLLA) is a not for profit organisation, founded to meet the need of consumers, advisers and those who provide financial products and services to the later life market. Their aim is to ensure that consumers are better informed about the financial issues of later life and can find a fully accredited adviser quickly and easily. National Dignity Council member, Jane Finnerty, is a Director of SOLLA.

Think Local Act Personal (opens new window) is a national, cross sector leadership partnership focused on driving forward work with personalisation, community-based social care. Our unique strength is bringing together people who use services and family carers with central and local government, major providers from the private, third and voluntary sector and other key groups.

TIDE (opens new window) is a collective of unpaid carers of people with dementia with the advocacy skills, knowledge and passion for making positive change for everyone impacted by dementia.

Advocacy charity, Vegetarian for Life (opens new window), administers the Vegetarian Fund, which awards charitable grants to older vegans and vegetarians to encourage independent living.

When they get older (opens new window) is a place where people can come together to share and learn about supporting older parents. The website offers a series of helpful advice and stories around being healthy, staying solvent, overcoming new challenges, being treated well, and remaining independent.

WRVS (opens new window) is an age positive charity. Their volunteers deliver personal and practical support to help older people and we raise awareness of the issues older people face through our campaigns and research. WRVS loneliness resources (opens new window) and NHS Loneliness - Every Mind Matters programme (opens new window).

Intergenerational Work

We believe that combating issues surrounding dignity for older people may require intergenerational work to help overcome perceived stereotypes.

Beth Johnson Foundation (opens new window) run a centre for generational practice looking at intergenerational practice to develop social change.