Dom Polski Dignity in Care Award

Dom Polski was presented with the Dignity in Care Award on National Dignity Day, 1 February 2012, at the Town Hall in Manchester.

Our care home was represented by one of the residents and two members of staff who attended the ceremony to receive the award.

The national Dignity in Care Campaign aims to put dignity and respect at the heart of care services. It is about having dignity in our hearts, minds and actions, changing the culture of care services and placing a greater emphasis on improving the quality of care and the experience of citizens using services including NHS hospitals, community services, care homes and home support services.

Manchester City Council champions dignity in the care of adults in the
city, recognising it as a central theme in the provision of all health and social care services.

The 10 point Dignity Challenge

  1. Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse
  2. Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family
  3. Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service
  4. Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
  5. Listen and support people to express their needs and wants
  6. Respect people’s right to privacy
  7. Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution
  8. Engage with family members and carers as care partners
  9. Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self-esteem
  10. Act to alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation

Dom Polski was assessed by an independent verifier and successfully met all the criteria.

  • The Dignity in Care certificate, proudly displayed at Dom Polski.

    The Dignity in Care plaque. The daisy has been adopted by Manchester as the emblem for the Dignity in Care campaign.