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Dignity Action Day #DAD2018 is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. It aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives and is led by the National Dignity Council who are the lead body in taking this campaign forward. Their primary aim is to promote dignity across the board and raise its profile.


Supporting Dignity Action Day will:

  • 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.

On Dignity Action Day, health and social care workers are asked to promote dignity in their place of work. Members of the public are also invited to promote dignity for people in their communities.

So what can you do to help?

Organise a treat for people receiving care

This could take many forms including pamper sessions, local trips, special guest visits or taster sessions such as computing, tai chi, bowls, music, dance, quiz nights, bingo.

Other ideas

  • Make a Dignity cake
  • Ask those you care for to make wishes for the day and do what you can to make them come true
  • Organise an intergenerational visit to a school or community group
  • Hold a party to celebrate Dignity Action Day and get everyone involved
  • You can do almost anything!

Southmead Community Centre is a charitable organisation. They support a wide variety of events and activities for the whole community. The Centre was keen to support dignity in Care action day, on this occasion a cake sale will take place. Various groups will be in attendance at the centre, and any proceeds together with monies generated from hot/cold drinks sold will be donated.

The event has been publicised at the centre and balloons and posters will be displayed on the day.

If you would like to attend, the address is:

Southmead Community Centre
248, Greystoke Avenue
BS10 6BQ

If you would like to help or work in the care sector, and you need training on how to handle people, Acorn takes the time to gain an understanding of your manual handling requirements to ensure we provide meaningful and relevant training. We are excellent at adapting courses to suit the particular customer needs and making manual handling training both relevant and enjoyable. Further information can be found on our website