What is the meaning of dignity?

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

College display that reads 'When you enter this lovely house, consider yourself one of the special members of an extraordinary family'

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.

Student Simon holding up a piece of paper which reads 'Kindness'

Simon says ‘Kindness’

Student Jordan holding up a piece of paper which reads 'Respect'

Jordan says ‘Respect’

Student Luke holding a piece of paper with the word 'Choice'

Luke says ‘Choice’

Student Rhodri holding a piece of paper with the word 'Compassion'

Rhodi says ‘Compassion’

More from our students

Geena

Dignity makes me feel safe.

Annabel

Dignity makes me feel good.

Edmund

I have value, I am worthy, I have dignity.

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