Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day began in 2006 with the aim to inspire health and social care staff and local people, to place dignity and compassion at the heart of care services and the community. It is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign to bring people together, ensuring individuals are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

Over 2 million health and social care staff in the UK work to provide support and care 24 hours a day and when we add family carers, there are around 6.5 million carers in total in the UK.  This year Dignity Action Day will be held on 1st February with events planned across the country to raise the profile of care and support and the vulnerable people who rely upon it. Read more about Dignity Action Day here and find out about events taking place in your local area.

Joan Bakewell who supports the campaign said, “Dignity Action Day highlights a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people. The very old and the very young clearly need our respect, but it wouldn’t do any harm to spread the dignity message across the population then we can all benefit.”

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