Following on from Dignity Action day earlier this month, we wanted to share with you some quotes from our Dignity Champions and our students about what dignity means to them and why it is so important.
Our Dignity Champions
Nicola (Deputy care lead)
Dignity is so important to a person’s well-being. Being treated with dignity and respect is good for the spirit and helps our students to achieve, find friends and have a happy fulfilled life. It helps them to believe that they can make a difference.
Our students need to be listened to and heard, given choices and to feel included.
Alison (SEN Care Support Worker)
Being a dignity champion means treating people the same way you would expect them to treat you, with dignity and respect.
Amanda (Assistive Technologist)
It’s all about promoting and supporting the dignity and wellbeing of our students. Ensuring their needs are met in a personalised and individual way.
Jon (SEN Care Support Worker)
Being a dignity champion means giving the care to our students that I would like for myself, and also promoting that same care among my co-workers.
Simon says ‘Kindness’
Jordan says ‘Respect’
Luke says ‘Choice’
Rhodi says ‘Compassion’
More from our students
Dignity makes me feel safe.
Dignity makes me feel good.
I have value, I am worthy, I have dignity.