What dignity means to individuals

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.

  • Smiling is infectious
    A poem by Spike Milligan
  • Dignity Action Day by Adam Probert
    We extend the hand of friendship to all those we meet and see, And bask in their savoured presence as we sip the digni-tea We while away the hours reminiscing about how our campaign grew Creating treasured...
  • A Touch Of Dignity, By Mark Coley R.N.L.D, Dignity Champion
    Don't ignore me, don't turn your head away, Please don't leave me, I have something I want to say, All I ask from you, is some respect from you, And give me dignity, a touch of dignity.. Don't dismiss...
  • 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...
  • For My Daughter, by Jo Roach
    Jo Roach is the mother of a 40 year old daughter with a learning disability.
  • Dignity Lost and Found, by Roisin Burton
  • Bench by Th'Owd Squeaky Gate
    Poem marking the 40th Anniversary of the Golborne Pit Disaster By Bob Welch
  • With Dignity, from Hayley Grant
  • Going The Extra Mile
    A poem by Mark Coley
  • Tea Or Coffee?
    A poem about Choice, written by Mark Coley

Share your poems

If you have a poem that you'd like to share please sent it to info@dignityincare.org.uk