Dignity Action takes place on February 1 this year to highlight the need to be respectful towards vulnerable people young and old. People working in health and social care are encouraged to make a special effort to promote dignity in their place of work.
The day is the brainchild of the National Dignity Council and is supported by high-profile Dignity In Care Ambassador, Dame Joan Bakewell.
She 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."
The aim of the day is to:
Raise awareness of the importance of Dignity in Care
Provide someone with an extra special day
Demonstrate that everybody in the community has a role to play in upholding Dignity in Care
Remind the public that staff have a right to be treated with dignity and respect too
Provide a great community networking opportunity.
Want to join in? There's lots you can do for Dignity Action Day
Find out more about how you can show support here: http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/Dignity_Action_Day/What_is_Dignity_Actio...