• Joe Legate

#6 | Results from 3rd February

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.

We're adding in a new option to most of our questions. You will now have the option to say "I'm unable to answer this poll" if the question doesn't relate to your situation.

Dignity in Action Day

Yesterday we asked: As a carer, do you feel that you are treated with dignity by others?

Graph showing the results of a poll to unpaid carers asking whether they experienced dignity in their caring role.

Although there are protections to dignity inscribed in law, the reality of people, complacency, compassion fatigue, inadequate oversight, poor training and lack of empathy can mean that we might not always feel treated with the utmost respect. 55% of us said that we only felt we were treated with dignity "Occasionally", which clearly shows some room for improvement, but the very low results for "Never" and a quarter of us saying we "Always" feel we are treated with dignity are very encouraging.

Claire from the Mobilise team has pulled together some of the most important aspects of dignity in care into a blog. Please take a read and let us know what you think.

Do you have some tips on how to ensure you and the person you care for are always treated with dignity? Let us know here moments@mobiliseonline.co.uk or on our Facebook Group.

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.