This course is suitable for all staff within a care setting who are involved in day to day caring for service users with a wide range of needs and wishes.

The Dignity in Care course is for people who want to make a difference by improving standards of dignity in care. The aim is to ensure that all people who receive health and social care services are treated with dignity and respect.


The outcomes

By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Enable people to make choices about the way they live and the care they receive
  • Speak to people respectfully and listen to what they have to say
  • Provide a choice of nutritious, appetising meals, which meet the needs and choices of individuals, and support with eating where needed
  • Ensure that people living with pain have the right help and medication to reduce suffering and improve their quality of life
  • Enable people to maintain their usual standards of personal hygiene
  • Supporting people to keep in contact with family and friends, and participate in social activities
  • Understand your duty of care in relation to dignity in care
  • Recognise how your actions impact on those around you
  • Recognise media and public views surrounding duty of care
  • Locate sources of support when responding to concerns


Course content

This course covers the following:

  • Duty of care
  • Choice and Control
  • Communication
  • Eating and Nutritional Care
  • Pain Management
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Practical Assistance
  • Privacy
  • Social Inclusion
  • Media and public views
  • Sources of support
  • The Dignity Challenge



  • Completion of the dignity challenge and questions
  • Feedback from the activities
  • Question and answers during the session


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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