People who contact us often ask how they can help us.
And... since we have established we have received invaluable support from many - details can be found in the About Us section where our supporters are acknowledged.
Below are some ideas of how you can help us but do get in touch if you have any other suggestions to offer
Individuals who can set up a group of contacts and forward the newsletter on monthly through their networks, workplace, volunteering, family and friends
We know that many people already forward the newsletter on to their colleagues, family and friends etc and we welcome anyone who is able to help circulate our information further. If you can help and would like to become a network champion please get in touch by using the email below. All we ask is that you let us know each month that you have circulated the newsletter and how many people you have sent it to
Raise awareness by drawing attention to dignified care for older people in hospital through local groups/associations that you might be involved with
Write to your Assembly Member/MP
Write to your Assembly Member/MP and draw their attention to the issue. We can provide you with case studies to demonstrate what is actually happening in hospitals and care homes
Individuals who are able to present their experiences and deliver the ADR message to informal and formal groups/meetings/organisations
We are gathering individuals experiences of their care so please contact us if you feel able to share experiences about your own care, or that of a relative. Any information that is submitted will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Individuals personal experiences of care have helped us write articles of specific topics. For example, we have recently written an article about nutrition in hospitals which has been widely disseminated to healthcare processionals, inspection bodies, MPs, Assembly Members and government officials, plus members of the Government’s Commission on Nursing and the Bevan Commission in Wales
Anonymised case studies have been used to develop training tools for healthcare professionals. If you work in education, or provide training you could incorporate real life case studies into your health and social care training programmes to demonstrate to students and participants what the public expects and patients deserve in terms of dignity and respect
Staff in hospitals who are interested in:
- ensuring that patients receive dignified care
- circulating information about A Dignified Revolution through the hospital network
- sending us paragraphs of named notable and good practice on a regular basis. We will provide a template for you to use. It is most important that we collate good practice for the public to read so that they know steps are being taken to improve care and to counteract the frequent bad press that poor care attracts