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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While it is a lawful requirement to provide documentation for the care you provide in your care service or nursing home, this documentation can be used as more than just evidence of the actions you have taken. Naturally, the importance of documentation in healthcare or in aged care facilities will always be important, so the potential for using the documentation more proactively comes from the way your entire organisation is set up to deal with the documentation. Is it done strictly as a way of covering your back only due to lawful requirements?

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Your care plan is flawed
and you can't make it perfect

A comprehensive care plan, bespoken in great detail according to the service user’s needs, likes and dislikes is something most care homes perceive to be the ideal. You mainly only hear of the positive effects of this from better and more meaningful care to an easier introduction for agency staff. But what if it's impossible to make a good care plan in the first place?

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Market Development Manager - Sekoia Ltd.
Central London Office

We are looking for a Market Development Manager who knows social care. You're not necessarily a tech monger, but more socially oriented with your base and network in the sector. You are fired up by our mission to "Enable care" and match the depiction of a superhero sidekick. Why?

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2 Eastbourne Terrace
London W2 6LG
contact@sekoia-care.co.uk
Call (0)20 7751 4010