Stand up for Dignity in Care Awards 2013
SCIE website 2012
If staff do not recognise dignity, if they feel taken for granted, if their self-esteem is dented, then it becomes more difficult for them to deliver dignified care.
Last year we launched a local Stand up for Dignity in Care Award to recognise, inspire and celebrate dignity in local care settings. The nomination period for this year's award opened on Action Against Elder Abuse Day, 14 June 2013.
The Council remains strongly committed to celebrating Dignity in Care and championing care workers in Richmond upon Thames. As a Council we strive to highlight and recognise good practice and those who deliver dignified care locally.
This award aims to promote the recognition of good care, highlight the value of care workers and promote dignity in care whatever the service provided. The Council recognises the need to support and encourage mutual respect between people who provide care, and those who receive care.
Cllr David Marlow, Cabinet Member for Adults Services, Health & Housing said:
“Last year’s Dignity in Care Awards highlighted the hard work and dedication put in by care workers providing support in the borough. Being a care worker is not always easy and we should celebrate their diligence to promote Dignity in Care on a daily basis.
“At some point in our lives most of us will be in contact with a care worker, whether in our work, as a resident who needs care, or a relative or friend. Care work can be difficult, requiring patience and compassion; it can be hard, however it can also be very fulfilling.
“This is the second year we are running the Stand up for Dignity in Care Awards as they provide a platform for us as a borough to recognise the dedication and professionalism of care workers who are champions in providing care with compassion and pride.
“Dignity and respect is a two way thing, but in many 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 in some cases with very little reciprocation.
“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."
Who can nominate?
Individual care workers working in Richmond upon Thames who are delivering social care services and support to adults who are residents of the borough.
How to nominate
If you have seen or experienced really good dignity and respect in care settings (including residential care homes, day services or in an individual’s own home) and would like to nominate a care worker, please make a nomination online.
The deadline for nominations is Monday 15 July 2013.
For more information about the Dignity in Care Awards visit the Dignity in Care website or call us on 020 8831 6446.
Nominees and winner 2012
Find out the winner and nominees for the 2012 Dignity in Care Award.