Dignity in Care Friday Sekoia is presenting the "Dignity in care" award at the Great British Care Awards show, as part of a sponsorship. We're of course doing this to connect with all the people going to this event. But first of all to fly the flag for something utterly important.

To summarize what dignity in care really means, we've taken the liberty to redirect you to someone who knows all there is to know on the subject matter. The National Dignity Council and their "Dignity in Care" campaign, which has since 2006 registered more than 60,000 dignity champions. 

These champions are part of a nationwide movement, working individually and collectively, to ensure people have a good experience of care when they need it. They include councillors, staff at all levels in NHS and social care, volunteers, service users, their carers and members of the public.

The Dignity in Care campaign aims to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services. We are all in support for that.

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As part of the fundation of their campaign numerous focus groups took place around the country to find out what Dignity in Care meant to people.

The issues raised here resulted in a 10 Point Dignity Challenge (now the 10 Dignity Do's):

  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. Respect 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

Food for thought and fine rules to live by.

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Excessive paperwork is a
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Understanding how the current paper-based routines look at any given care home, makes us wonder what this is all about. How so much time has come to be allocated to documentation has its reasons and own course. Meanwhile, a lot of time is consumed producing more negativity and constraints than promoting actually improved care outcomes.

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Scandinavian NFPs use
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In both Sweden and Denmark charities such as the Mary Homes and Stora Sköndal have made the switch from paper documentation to digital care planning. Using their data for both quality and efficiency enhancements makes their services more personalised, building on their respective beliefs and organisational visions.

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