My name is Adeline Dalley, I am 38 years old, married with 3 children.
Care has been my career for 20 years and I love this role.
I once sadly found myself having to whistleblow, which I did to protect Sir Douglas Baders wife,
she was subjected to neglect in a Nursing Home where I worked. Her family have written a foreword in my book to thank me for protecting her, you can also find their testimonial on my care on the testimonial page.
The book is called 'Behind Those Care home Doors', which can be found on this website.
I have also co written a song with a London songwriter called 'Behind Closed Doors' to raise awareness of poor care
and the importance of speaking out.
During my work with Alzheimers, this inspired me to design the Hydrate Me Band. For patients in hospital and care settings
this can help raise awareness to staff if this person cannot eat or drink unless supported to do so. After a patient of mine was left dehydrated in hospital, despite them knowing her situation this was when I thought of the wrist band which has been met with
support from the Care Quality Head.
Following this I was requested
to be a keynote speaker for 'Action On Elderly Abuse' at their conference in London. Since then I have been up to meet with Esther Rantzen to discuss the importance of good care in the community and how isolation affects people.
My other passion is being a patron of the 'Edith Ellen Foundation' in Norwich, they are a National Independent Charity,
inspiring attitudes that are always dedicated to kindness in care.
Have a look at the testimonial from the foundation on the Edith Ellen page.
We occasionally meet
in London with Andrea Sutcliffe the head of the 'Care Quality Commission', striving to improve care.
The CQC link below on Andrea Sutcliffe's blog talks about our meeting
in June, it gives just a little bit more information on how important safety and high care standards are to me.