A Dignity Champion is someone who believes passionately that being treated with dignity is a basic human right, not an optional extra. They believe care services must be willing to try to do something to achieve this.
Dignity Champions are willing to:
- Stand up and challenge disrespectful behaviour
- Act as good role models by treating other people with respect, particularly those who are less able to stand up for themselves
- Speak up about dignity to improve the way that services are organised and delivered
- Influence and inform colleagues
- Listen to and understand the views and experiences of citizens.
Become a dignity champion by heading over to the dignity in care website and completing their online form.