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Dignity in care video library

Dignity is fundamental to current social care policy. This collection of short films is designed to put into context the topics discussed in the dignity in care guide. They show good practice examples of providing dignity in care.

Personal hygiene

This film gives us an insight into people’s lives and the way they want to maintain their surroundings.

Pain management

This film, aimed at health and care staff, reminds us that pain levels vary for every individual.

Practical assistance

This film shows a number of innovative schemes across the country that offer practical assistance for people with care and support needs.

Nutrition for older people in care homes

This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in residential care homes.

Social inclusion

This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends. Social inclusion means promoting and supporting access to social networks.


Privacy is a major contributor to providing dignity in care. It can mean making sure that a confidentiality policy is in place; or making issues of privacy and dignity part of staff induction and training.

Choice and control

This film shows practical examples of how people with care and support needs can be supported to have choice and control, and with that, dignity in care.


Good communication can help people to maintain their dignity, from asking how people prefer to be addressed, to giving people information about their care and support in advance.