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Celebrate the 'Power of Chocolate' this June with Amanda Waring

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2013 16:29 BST

It's not long until Amanda Waring's hit one woman show 'For the Love of Chocolate' will be performed as part of the Festival of Chichester line-up this June. The delicious, hilarious and sexy show will appear at the Vicar's Hall, Chichester Cathedral on Thursday the 27th, for one night only!

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The Need for more Compassionate Care

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2013 09:13 GMT

Dignity Trainer, Director, Writer Amanda Waring, famed for the production of award winning care training film 'What Do You See?' and daughter to the legendary actress Dame Dorothy Tutin agrees with the BBC headlines today. Highlighting that we need more compassionate carers within the NHS, our hospitals and care homes, is problem she has been fighting hard to improve over the past few years.

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Amanda Waring joins e-GNCS as Dignity Trainer

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2013 11:26 GMT

Revered as one of the country's leading dignity and compassionate care trainers, Amanda Waring has joined forces with one of the largest online and classroom training providers in the UK to deliver her inspirational and motivational care trainings.

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Dignity Action Day 2013

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2013 09:50 GMT

Worldwide, the 1st of February is known as Dignity Action Day. Amanda Waring, Dignity Trainer and fierce Elder Care Campaigner encourages us all to recognise its importance and make sure we mark the symbolic day.

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Dignity Action Day February 1st 2013

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2013 16:00 GMT

Amanda Waring, spokesperson and initiator of the Government's Dignity board has been campaigning nationally and internationally for many years, as an advisor and advocate for dignified and compassionate care standards. Friday the 1st of February, widely becoming known as ‘Dignity Action Day’, marks a day of opportunity and great significance, especially for Amanda.

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East London NHS Older People's Care Conference

Blog posts   •   Nov 27, 2012 14:17 GMT

Amanda Waring was delighted to be invited to speak at the East London NHS Older People's Care Conference on Monday the 26th of November. With a packed conference centre of keen and enthusiastic caring staff, Amanda delivered a thought-provoking session to all who attended.

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Amanda Waring announces Foyle Film Festival special appearance

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2012 14:55 BST

Actress, Director and fierce elder care campaigner Amanda Waring has just announced that she will be making a special appearance as part of the line-up of this year's Foyle Film Festival.

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I agree with Sentamu, we are at a crossroads with elderly care!

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2012 16:27 BST

As a passionate campaigner for older people's rights and as a board member of the Dignity in Care Campaign, my constant plea to the Government is that now is the time for putting compassion into action.

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Elder Care Campaigner Amanda Waring Keynote Speaker at Yorkshire Care Conference

Blog posts   •   Sep 27, 2012 17:07 BST

Elder Care Campaigner Amanda Waring is to appear as a keynote speaker at the Yorkshire Care Conference, this Friday the 28th of September. Taking her knowledge, anecdote, poetry and experiences, the event looks to be a great opportunity for all the delegates to learn how they too can become more compassionate carer's.

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Virginia McKenna OBE & Amanda Waring - stars of Chichester Film Festival

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2012 19:29 BST

An exclusive opportunity to join campaigning actress, filmmaker and author Amanda Waring along with one of Britain's most loved and celebrated actresses Virginia McKenna OBE, star of Amanda's short film ‘What Do You See’, in a celebration of film, conversation and poetry as part of this year's Chichester Film Festival line-up.

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About Amanda Waring

Actress, Writer, Director, inspirational speaker and passionate campaigner for Elder Care

Amanda Waring is an actress, writer and director and has been a passionate campaigner for older people's rights for the past five years.

After witnessing the lack of compassionate and dignified care that her mother the actress Dame Dorothy Tutin experienced during her treatment for leukaemia, Amanda was determined to make a film that would highlight the need for respect for the elderly. Amanda sold her flat in order to make the award winning and powerfully emotional film ‘What do you See’, starring Virginia Mckenna. This has since been used in dignity trainings around the world.

In 2006 Amanda, with the greater London forum, held a conference for five hundred delegates looking at the importance of dignity and respect within care settings. Her film was debated by Martin Green, professor Norma Raynes and the nurse and broadcaster Claire Rayner. In 2009 she put on another awareness raising event at bafta where Baroness Julia Neuberger and Jackie Morris joined her as guest speakers.

Amanda has talked on many TV and Radio programmes about her campaign, including The Today Programme, Woman's Hour and BBC Breakfast and has given interviews to newspapers to ensure this very important topic gathers momentum to ensure a kinder and more compassionate future for us all.

In 2010, Amanda completed three more short films to complement ‘What Do You See?’ ‘Home’, which looks at transitions into care homes, ‘The Big Adventure’, which looks at end of life care and spirituality and ‘No Regrets’, which examines grief and loss.

Amanda has been taking many workshops around the UK since, exploring the themes of her latest films and her highly acclaimed training pack, which contains 24 new and additional films. She has been invited to speak around the world with her films, as an inspirational and motivational speaker and workshop leader about the care of the elderly and of the twenty conferences at which she has been the key note speaker, include the CSCI's annual conference.

In 2012 Amanda is to release her own CD comprised of words and music for the dying, as well as her book "The Heart of Care" through Souvenir Press.

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