34 members of staff of all different disciplines, ranging from the Manager to the handyman, are promoting dignity in care as Dignity Champions.
Led by the National Dignity Council, Dignity Champions form part of a nationwide network of more than 50,000 individuals and organisations who work to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services to enable a positive experience of care for residents.
Dignity Champions are willing to:
- Stand up and challenge disrespectful behaviour
- Act as good role models by treating other people with respect, particularly those who are less able to stand up for themselves
- Speak up about dignity to improve the way that services are organised and delivered
- Influence and inform colleagues
- Listen to and understand the views and experiences of citizens
The home was awarded the title following a Dignity Day Challenge, during which Clinical Commissioners toured the care homes in Shropshire, looking at how dignity in care was promoted in each home.
Based on Edgeley Road, Edgeley House is operated by Akari Care and provides nursing care for up to 51 elderly residents, some of whom also require dementia care.
Ann Wynn, Manager of Edgeley House, said: “We are really proud of being named the care home in Shropshire with the most Dignity Champions.
“It is really important for people, not only those in the care profession, to challenge poor care and to promote respect and dignity for residents.
Ann added: “Dignity in care is incredibly important to us and everyone at Edgeley House & Court is committed to providing our residents with high quality, supportive and dignified care every single day.”