Dame Joan Bakewell, Dignity in Care Ambassador 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.”
Dignity Action Day was held on 1 February this year, a time when everyone is encouraged to celebrate the upholding of people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
We chatted to Kim, an older Leeds Resident who receives care and support to be able to live more independently in the South of Leeds who talks about what Dignity in Care means to her. Continue reading
This week we are looking at use of personal information as part of the Joined up Leeds ‘big conversation’.
Not that I entered the communications profession for an easy ride but some topics are more sensitive to talk about than others, as is finding the most appropriate way, places and times for people to find out about and understand what is being talked about.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter if not everyone knows about something. There are times when people do find out about things but they might not be interested. There are however times when people need to know the implications of something as they might need to make a choice that affects them or others.
Use of people’s healthcare and personal information is one of these topics. There are many organisations involved in this which makes it an even more complicated process.