31 Jan 2017
Most of us at some point in our lives will be in contact with care services, be that in our work, as a service user, carer, relative or friend and when we do we hope we will be treated with dignity and respect. Over 2 million health and social care staff in the UK work around the clock to provide support and care for those in need. Over 74,000 Champions from all walks of life have joined forces to provide a more dignified service for everyone
St. Anne’s care home is helping to make sure that dignity is a reality for all. Over and above the care that St. Anne’s provides on a daily basis we are running an event as part of a national day of action to promote Dignity in Care.
St. Anne’s will be hosting a ‘Digni-Tree-Day’. This will involve pupils from Brunel Primary helping the residents to make a ‘dignity tree’ in the afternoon.
There will be a talk to the children about the importance of ensuring elderly people – particularly those in care homes - are treated with the upmost respect and dignity. they will then have the chance to talk to our residents about their life stories and make a ‘leaf’ stating what dignity means to them before placing it on the tree.
Digni-Tree-Day will be held on Wednesday 1 February at St Anne’s at 1.30pm.
Activity Coordinator’s Richard Sprules and Oovie Usher said “we feel this is a great opportunity to include the local school in a group activity with our residents. It is important to educate people of all ages about dignity and respect towards older people, especially those living in care homes.”
Dignity Action Day is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign and its key partners to bring staff and members of the public together to make a difference to those in care.
For more information please contact the home directly on 0800 0854290.