Two High Peak teams have achieved the new silver dignity award aimed at further improving the way people are treated by social care and health services.
Teams from Jubilee Day Service for Older People in New Mills, and Queen’s Court Day Service for Older People in Buxton, were presented with their certificates at a ceremony held at County Hall in Matlock.
The silver dignity award was launched following the success of the bronze award, set up by the county council to start the Derbyshire Dignity Campaign as a partnership in 2011 between Derbyshire County Council and the NHS.
The campaign was developed with the aim of ensuring people who come in to contact with health and social care services are always treated with dignity and respect.
Staff at Jubilee Day Service were nominated for their commitment to ensuring people with dementia understand and agree their own care plans while the Buxton team applied for the award after making improvements in response to visitor feedback. At meal times clients are now treated as diners in a restaurant and can also enjoy a number of relaxation treatments in a new wellbeing suite.