Amanda Waring © 2014
After witnessing the lack of dignified care that her mother, Dame Dorothy Tutin experienced during her treatment for leukaemia, Amanda was compelled to make a film that would highlight the need for respect for the elderly, selling her flat to fund it ! Her award winning, powerfully emotional film ‘What Do You See?’ starring Virginia McKenna, has been used in dignity trainings around the world since.
Amanda is recognised as the foremost inspirational speaker, film maker and writer on dignity, compassion and end of life care in this country. She has been a keynote speaker at over hundreds of conferences both in the uk and abroad and leads many workshops, as well as regularly speaking on TV and radio about her campaigning for dignity and improved care for all. Recent TV/ radio interviews include Sky news, Women’s hour, Start the week, BBC breakfast, Radio 5 live.
Amanda has been interviewed by Sir Michael Parkinson as a fellow Dignity in Care Ambassador and in 2006 Amanda held her dignity in care conference with the greater London forum.
Amanda’s work is recommended by the British journal of nursing and the Royal College of nursing and she sits on many advisory boards, including the Governments Dignity Board for which she instigated the dignity in care campaign which now has over 50,000 dignity champions. She regularly supports projects and is Patron of the Lewis manning hospice, Action on elder Abuse Lancing and Symposium.
Amanda was the Dignity Presenter for Aged Care TV and in 2009 she was asked to launch the Dignity in care awards for the government and she also launched Dying Matters on BBC Breakfast.
In 2010, Amanda completed three more short films to complement What Do You See? Home, The Big Adventure and No regrets which look at transitions into care, end of life care and the grief and loss. Her highly acclaimed What do you see training pack, containing 24 additional films is used by all the dignity leads to further the practice and understanding of compassionate care.
Amanda’s book "The Heart of Care" A Guide to Person Centred Care was released in June 2012 for souvenir press, the latest addition to her essential training resources.
In 2013 she wrote her Dignity Song to commemorate Dignity Action Day and in 2014 completed the film to go with this.
Amanda is currently completing her Cd of songs, words and music I AM NEAR YOU as an inspirational, healing and meditative tool to assist those that are near end of life and their carers.
In July 2014 Amanda launches her Heart of care charity foundation.
To book Amanda as a speaker / trainer for your organisation please email firstname.lastname@example.org
TV Interview with Michael Parkinson for the Dignity Matters Conference Amanda Waring talks about changing peoples attitudes towards the elderly and their dignity.
What you see - Training Pack
Amanda’s Dignity Song - I am One
Discussing my thoughts and feelings on how communities and individuals can all be compassionate and responsible carers.
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