Dignity Action Day 2020
Posted on - 31st January 2020
February 1st 2020 is National Dignity Action Day. As one of the lesser-known days on the calendar, not enough is done to support the day.
Dignity is the right of everyone to be valued and respected, to be treated ethically and as an equal. The right to dignity should not be removed from an individual due to living with either a physical or mental impairment. The right to dignity helps to protect people from feeling shame, embarrassment and boosts self-esteem and confidence.
About Dignity Action Day
Dignity Action Day is all about raising awareness for dignity in care. The day is an opportunity for those who work in a caring environment to show how they uphold the dignity of those in their care, and to show that we as a wider community also play a part.
As part of Dignity Action Day, the National Dignity Council are encouraging others to be a part of the day. This includes making the day special for someone, showing others how they can play a part in upholding peoples rights to dignity.
The dignity do’s and don’t’s
There are many ways to help support the dignity of those in care. Many would be a given if you were to consider how you would like yourself or a loved one to be treated if they were in those circumstances. Below are a few to consider:
- Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family
- Treat each person as an individual
- Listen and support people to express their needs and wants
- Respect people’s right to privacy
- Assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem
- Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution
How our Furniture supports dignity
Here at Hill & Hill we aim to offer a range of furniture that is easily accessible. We strongly believe that this accessibility increases an individual’s independence and therefore their dignity.
We have an excellent range of specially designed dementia furniture that is great for ensuring the user is as independent as they can be. Our other ranges are suitable for several different care environments, with many suitable for different needs. Many of our ranges boast rounded edges (reducing sharp corners) and are available in microbial fabrics making them easy clean. We also have a selection of furniture which is wheelchair friendly.
We strongly believe that care homes play a vital part in supporting the individuals in their care to live as independently as possible, allowing them the freedom to preserve their dignity and empower them with a choice.
For more information on any of our products or how we can help to furnish your care facility please contact us and speak to a member of the team who are always willing to help.