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With the poem "I'm here" by Louise Appleton we want to reflect the spirit of the project Dignity in Care.

I am still a person although my actions and words may not make sense
It's just something's seem complicated to me, doesn't mean that I'm stupid or dense

I ask you don't treat me as another number a person in care
I'm a person who needs to be treated with respect and dignity that's fair
I am frightened and confused and not sure what's going on
So please don't assume that my faculties' have gone
There are times when I can recognise special people and their faces
And remember special thoughts and memories of times and places
I need your help, your care and complete reassurance
To know that I can spend the rest of my days happy getting through this
I was like you once, you know, and wish I was still today
But unfortunately life has dealt the cards and I've ended up this way
So please understand I'm not stupid, nor a child or mad
I'm just a person who is confused, frustrated and sad
And so I am asking please be there for me and make me smile
Make the rest of my life happy, special and worth while