Release Date: 12/07/2012
Deadline is looming to nominate for dignity in care locally
Time is running out for residents of Richmond upon Thames to put forward a care worker for the Council’s Stand up for Dignity Awards. The nomination period closes on 27 July 2012.
The awards, launched to recognise the valuable role care workers play locally, aim to promote the importance of Dignity in Care for both care workers and those they care for.
Cllr Nicola Urquhart, Cabinet Member for Adults Services, Health and Housing said, “We only have two weeks left for nominations and I would like to encourage residents to put forward a care worker who they feel is a Dignity in Care Champion - a person who provides personalised, thoughtful and respectful care, and goes beyond the call of duty to uphold dignity in their day to day work.
“Dignity and respect is a two way thing, in some cases care workers feel undervalued and this is something that needs to change. Becoming a care worker requires a certain type of person - one that is dedicated to improving the life of another person and in some cases with very little reciprocation.
“This Stand up for Dignity in Care Award is a fantastic way for us to recognise the dedication and professionalism of care workers who are champions in providing an excellent level of care and take real pride in their role: those who treat the people they care for with the respect they deserve and vice versa.
“I urge local residents who work in or use care services, health and social care professionals, voluntary organisations and others to help us to Stand up for Dignity in Care by nominating a care worker you feel shows an excellent level of respect and dignity to the people they support.”
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