Staffordshire County Council want a care system which has a Zero tolerance approach to the abuse of, and disrespect towards, people who use care services and one way Staffordshire County Council gives dignity in care the attention it deserves and to help inspire people into action is by holding an annual Dignity In Care awards ceremony.
Cream Health Care recognise how important dignity in care is and not only do we encourage all of our staff to become dignity champions, we also sponsor the Staffordshire Care Awards.
The Staffordshire Dignity In Care Awards rewards individual informal or formal carers, volunteers, young people, team or organisation that best demonstrates commitment, competence and best practice around ten Dignity challenges.
Nominations for 2021 Dignity Awards Are Now Open!
The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards recognises groups and individuals who care for or support the most vulnerable of us, and who treat everyone with dignity, kindness, respect and compassion.
People across Staffordshire are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, young people, friends and family members for a prestigious award. Nominations can be made by anyone who receives support and care in Staffordshire, by their families, friends or those who provide support and care to people living in Staffordshire.
The Staffordshire Dignity in Care awards want to celebrate the achievements of as many as possible.
Do you know someone who has consistently "Gone that Extra Mile" or someone who has Made a Difference, someone who has had an Impact on the delivery of high-quality services? Or do you know some one who demonstrates commitment, competence and best practice around the Ten Dignity Challenges?
If so, this is your chance to recognise them.
If you do, then this is your chance to recognise them, you can nominate them for an award here: https://consultation.staffordshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/dignity-in-care-awards-2021/consultation/intro/
Ten Dignity Challenges
High quality care services that respect people's dignity should:
- Not tolerate any form of abuse.
- Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or one of your family.
- Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service.
- Enable people to have the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control.
- Listen and support people to express their needs and wants.
- Respect people's right to privacy.
- Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution.
- Engage with family members and carers as care partners.
- Assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem.
- Act to relieve people's loneliness and isolation.
Become a Dignity Champion
These 10 challenges are the same dignity do’s you pledge to when you sign up as a dignity champion. Cream Health Care encourage all of the Cream Team to become dignity champions and the team back at base revisited the 10 Dignity do's as part of Dignity In Action Day at the start of February.
If you are not already a dignity champion then you can take the pledge here.