After witnessing the lack of dignified care that her mother, Dame Dorothy Tutin experienced during her treatment for leukemia, 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. Watch it here
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 Centered 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 has been asked as a consultant to turn around care homes exposed by Panorama and has trained around the uk transforming attitudes and supporting staff.
She launched the Government’s Dignity In Care awards, the Action on Elder Abuse helpline, and the Dying Matters Initiative on the BBC.
She is regularly asked to present Care Awards and works with many Councils, Charities, Carehome Groups, Universities, Hospitals who also utilise her resources. Amanda’s work is utilised around the world in global organisations and governments.
Her latest additions to her resources include for Summer 2020 new online Masterclasses, her I am near you recording to support those who are at end of life and those caring for them whether professional or family carers.
In August 2020 her new book Being A Good Carer is published.
Amanda also works as a Soul companion and Death Doula, and as a funeral Celebrant please see amandawaringcelebrant.com
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