SCIE media statement

Statement on the Commission on Dignity in Care

29 February 2012

SCIE's Director of Adult Services, David Walden, says:

Today’s report is a reminder that providing dignity in care is a human right for people who use social care services and patients in health care. People want quality care and a choice about how to receive it. There are 36,000 Dignity Champions on the Dignity in Care website that we host; so there are lots of good examples of how dignity is provided on a daily basis. We also have a raft of materials showing how this can be done. The challenge is to make this the norm for everyone every day. Many factors need to be taken into account, such as training, resources, leadership, attitude, workplace assessment, career development, supervision and pay and conditions. We welcome the fact that a number of organisations have come together to tackle these issues.  The current consultation will address the issues that the report raises and we will be giving a full response to that consultation, so that the work can be developed.

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Media contact

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