FITTLEWORTH villager Amanda Waring, initiator of the government’s Dignity Board, has been raising awareness of the needs of vulnerable people through Dignity Action Day.
Amanda, daughter of actress Dorothy Tutin, is a national and international champion of the needs of vulnerable people in hospitals, care homes and throughout community life.
The creation of her award-winning film What Do You See was made in memory of her late mother, after Amanda witnessed what she said were the ‘upsetting and appalling’ standards of care she received.
She sold her own property in order to fund the film and has been campaigning ever since.
She would love to see schools taking a lead in the campaign, offering pupils the chance to learn about the importance of respecting and caring for elders as part of their curriculum.
Readers can take their own action now by signing up to the campaign to become a ‘dignity champion’ by visiting www.dignityincare.org.uk/BecomingADignityChampion.