The Ten Point Dignity Challenge

The challenge describes values and actions that high quality services should do to respect people’s dignity:

  1. Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse.
  2. Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family.
  3. Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service.
  4. Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control.
  5. Listen and support people to express their needs and wants.
  6. Respects people’s right to privacy.
  7. Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution.
  8. Engage with family members and carers as care partners.
  9. Assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem.
  10. Act to alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation.

Use to answer question 5.1c of the Care Certificate

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