Ensuring Care Services in Wales Treat the Elderly with Dignity and Respect; Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Explains Why Wales Needs a Dignity in Care Programme

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Ensuring Care Services in Wales Treat the Elderly with Dignity and Respect; Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Explains Why Wales Needs a Dignity in Care Programme


Byline: Gwenda Thomas

EVERY day of the year is a celebration of some cause or other - even the humble potato has its own national day on January 23.

The idea behind these national days and weeks is to highlight the importance of a particular cause. The more obscure the cause, the better to capture the media's imagination and the public''s interest. Last week it was World Elder Abuse day. Did we hear about it, did we do anything about it - did we even care? In Wales we do. The Assembly Government has made known its policy to swiftly implement a Dignity and Respect in Care programme to improve patient experiences in health, social and domiciliary care services.

I know words can appear easy, so in May I announced pounds 150,000 to support the Dignity and Respect in Care programme in Wales this year. Since the launch of the programme in 2007, great progress has been made and we have developed considerable expertise in implementing this important agenda.

In time, many of us will become that older person or will be a relative or friend of an older person. I know from experience we will all expect respect and never to be subjected to harm or abuse. It is a matter of changing attitudes so that abuse of older people is viewed in the same way as the abuse of children.

This funding will help to develop our plans for a network of Dignity in Care champions.

I believe this initiative has the potential to make a considerable and sustainable impact across Wales.

A dignity champion is someone committed to taking action, however small, to create a care system that has compassion and respect for all.

Each champion's role will depend on their knowledge, influence and the type of work they are involved in. Champions will be instrumental in helping to make small but important local changes to improve the lives of older people in Wales.

Another essential consideration in treating someone with dignity and respect is the need to communicate, the sharing of information and ease of access to services. …

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