Dignity Action Day - Whats occurring?

Jan Burns Moderator 09/01/18 Dignity Champions forum

February 1st Dignity Action Day will soon be upon us. What activities have you got planned? - do remember to add your events to the map - on this website. Whether you promote this as an individual or as a group/service/organisation we can, by working collaboratively heighten the profile of dignity. We have plenty of resources on this website that can help you. What has worked well for you in the past? Do you need help with anything? Have you got time for Digni-tea?

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Linda Hughes 10/01/18

We at Sycamore Cottage Care Home in Basingstoke have been talking to our residents and family and friends and we all decided that we will have a three day event as I was told one day was not enough. So for the Tuesday and Wednesday are going to be pamper days Obvioously hair and nail care but we will be offereing hand and nail massages . On the actual day we are going to have a High Digni Tea . We are starting to make our own decorations . Everyone is looking forward to the events . I can only say a big thankyou to everyone at Sycamore Cottage for all the help and enthusiasm . Cannot wait to send photo ,s . hope to get lots . I am so looking forward myself

Jan Burns Moderator 11/01/18

Thankyou for your enthusiasm and passion to be responsive Dignity champions at Sycamore I’m sure it will be a great event. Please add to the website map, that’s if you haven’t already. Looking forward to the feedback and photos Linda. ❤️

Laura Hutchings 11/01/18

I currently manage a domiciliary care a team in Harrogate , we will be supporting dignity action day by involving the clients in the community and getting them involved by making a dignity tree , each person will be provided with a leaf so they can write a few lines or poem to tell us how they are treated with dignity and respect.

Linda Hughes 12/01/18

That sounds like a brilliant idea Laura . Good luck and enjoy the day

Jan Burns Moderator 12/01/18

Thankyou for sharing your activity laura. I hope you all have a rewarding and productive time.

khateeja bibi 12/01/18

We will be holding an event on the 1 st too if trying to get in touch with someone in regards to buying the wristbands and badges. Does anyone have a number that I can call? I wanted the children do' s cards. Not getting any relplys. Iv got local school coming in to help us with the tree. Would be nice to give them the cards.
Can anyone help

Lynn Bassett 15/01/18

Hi Warwickshire County Council has started a variety of activities to launch Dignity Day. We are using the Dignity Logo on our signatures, having a Tea afternoon in the office, developing a dignity newsletter to share information and advice with providers and then asking them to send in articles of what they achieved on the day for us to advertise on the council web site and finally we are having a dignity in the office,asking staff how they can improve dignity in the workplace supporting social care. Lynn Bassett and Kate Routh

Jan Burns Moderator 15/01/18

Kateeja there is a facility on this website to order supplies. It goes to Dignity Admin. Thankyou for taking part. Great to get the children involved.
Lyn Ruth. What super ideas to promote the campaign. Well done I’m sure it will inspire others too. Thankyou for getting involved. Let us know any outcomes

Jan Burns Moderator 15/01/18

Don’t forget to put your events on the Dignity Acrion Day map. It’s on this website. Thankyou.

khateeja bibi 25/01/18

Thank you, Also would it be possible if we could have a key speaker come in to represent Dignity itself and give a little speech and share your passion of your charity? Please contact me on 07724768954

Lara Beardshaw 26/01/18

At Langdale care homes we will be celebrating dignity day by having Digni-Tea mornings and adding red wish balloons to our existing dignity trees.
All the leaves on our Digni-trees have quotes from residents families and visitors with what dignity means to them.
Our balloons will have their wishes for the future added to the trees.
As spring arrives our trees will have blossom and flowers added to them painted and decorated by our residents and staff, as dignity isn't just for one day but blooms and blossoms as days go by.

Jan Burns Moderator 26/01/18

Khateeja - I'm sorry we won't be able to get someone to share their passion - its a bit short notice - but do let us know in advance next year we can if anyone is available.
Lara - I like the idea of the red wish balloons - culminating into blooms and blossoms - so good to see your work continue after DAD. I will share your idea on the dignity in action face book page to give others ideas - i assume you have put your event on the map. Well done.

Liz Taylor 26/01/18


I have very carefully checked the emails and do not appear to have received anything from you, regarding wristbands or childrens cards. If you send an email to [log in to view email address], saying what you are looking for I am sure we will be able to help.

khateeja bibi 26/01/18

I have checked and have sent to the right place. Is there any chance I could pick them up from somewhere

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Liz Taylor 26/01/18

I am really sorry Khateeja buit I still can't find anything that tells me what you want could you possibly send the email again, with the details of what you want.

Liz Taylor 26/01/18

I am really sorry Khateeja but I still can't find anything that tells me what you want could you possibly send the email again, with the details of what you want.

khateeja bibi 26/01/18

If just send the email again

Vicky Barlow 27/01/18

For dignity day our home Bamford Grange in Stockport are holding a DigniTy party , we are having cakes, tea + an entertainer for the afternoon

David Knapp 27/01/18

Hi everyone at galanos house in Southam we are having dignity trees and also a digni tea

David Knapp 27/01/18

Hi everyone at galanos house in Southam we are having dignity trees and also a digni - tea

David Knapp 28/01/18

Hi all at galanos house in Southampton we are having a dignity tree and also a digni- tea all the best to all

Jan Burns Moderator 28/01/18

To you too David - have you put your event on the website map. Thank you for your support in promoting dignity.

Sally-Ann Martin 28/01/18


At Caremark Cannock we have s dignity tree, but ours have oranges. All the
oranges are coming back with how the clients view how we work with their
dignity. We will also do teas on the 1st.

Has had a great impact so far!

Kate Routh 06/02/18

For Dignity Action Day on 1st February 2017 at Warwickshire County Council, we held a Digni-tea event, where we had tea and cakes for all staff. During the event we had a collection and raised £41.11 for the National Dignity Council.
As a team we have encouraged staff to become Dignity Champions and have shared with them the process to get signed up.
We produced and sent out a newsletter for all our providers for them to share their stories and give them ideas for their Dignity Action Day.
We also had a Dignity Tree in our coffee area on the day and the days following the event where people could write what Dignity means to them, we had lots of leaves placed on the tree and people keen to get involved. I have attached some photos of our Dignity Tree with this message.
Kate & Lynn - Warwickshire County Council

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Jan Burns Moderator 06/02/18

Kate Thankyou for supporting the campaign both actively and financially- we really appreciate your support with recruiting champions and collecting stories. The tree looks fab.

Laura Hutchings 06/02/18

Here at jesmond house in Harrogate , we had a successful event supporting the dignity action day , our people that we provide care and support to in the Harrogate area thoroughly enjoyed getting involved to support our dignity tree. We raised £95 by having a coffee morning and bake sale to which will be donated.

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Jan Burns Moderator 06/02/18

Thank you so much Laura - a very successful event it seems. Thank you for raising the funds too, your trees are very colourful - lots of accolades and praise for staff who seem to be doing a very good job. Dignity Action Day does give chance for us to highlight positive practice - we hear enough of the negative. I'm so glad the people using your services enjoyed themselves too - good day all around. Well done.