Monday, 28 January 2013

Reading Borough Council launch Dignity in Care Campaign

Reading LINk welcomes the campaign, which aims to drive up standards and make sure that care workers and providers deal with vulnerable adults with the dignity they deserve.

The ‘Dignity in Care’ campaign was officially launched on 22nd January, during a special event at the Civic Centre. The Council invited care providers to come along to the event where they took part in dignity workshops and were given a resource pack to help them embed high dignity standards in their organisations. The invitees were also be encouraged to send care workers to relevant training courses, provided by the Council, to further improve dignity in care.

The event saw the signing of Reading’s new local Dignity Charter, which asks care providers to commit to 12 specific pledges, which include: Having a zero tolerance to abuse, respecting and preserving privacy and confidentiality and enabling the maximum possible level of independence, informed choice and control.

The Council will also be asking care providers to complete an annual assessment to make sure that best practices are implemented at their organisations and that they are meeting the specific charter pledges. This will be monitored by council officers.

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