Tag Archives: “Dignity be damned”

High Price of Dignity

Following on from my last weeks post about the under funding of Residential Care comes a contrasting viewpoint.    A headline in The Guardian —— “Scandal Of UK’s worst Care Homes Revealed”. The article reports on an investigation carried out by the … Continue reading

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Dignity be damned again !

Care homes are again in the headlines.     The Daily Mail has once again raised its campaigning banner “Dignity for the Elderly”.  It’s been a very long and wholly ineffective effort.   It started way back in 2010, when … Continue reading

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Treat older people like rubbish

My post last week talked about the Daily Mail’s latest campaign to get people to clean up plastic rubbish.   Now my local council in Daventry has just introduced a new system for rubbish collection designed to recycle just about everything … Continue reading

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Plastic before older people

Ever since David Attenborough’s excellent TV series “Blue Planet”, there has been a rage of concern about plastic.   Plastic bags have been almost outlawed, or at least charged for.  You almost get arrested if you throw away any plastic litter.  … Continue reading

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“Food for Thought”

The Daily Mail has to be applauded for its relentless, if half-hearted, campaign in pursuit of “Dignity for the Elderly”.  (Click on “Dignity be Damned” in the TAG CLOUD for earlier blogs on this subject). It is a good story line, … Continue reading

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“Dignity Be Damned ” 4

This blog really started two years ago and was revived by the report from the “Commission on Improving Dignity in Care of Older People”.  (Click on “Dignity be Damned” in the TAG CLOUD). The report was co-authorised by the Local … Continue reading

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“Dignity Be Damned ” 3

Click on this topic in the TAG CLOUD for the earlier blogs on this subject. The title of this blog was a response two years ago to the Government’s focus on “dignity”.  No-one could possibly disagree that elderly people are … Continue reading

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