Dignity Action Day at Heathcotes

1st Feb 2013


"Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to promote the need to uphold people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services." This year's Dignity Day took place on Friday 01 February and Heathcotes decided to mark the occasion by coming together to showcase the work that goes on in Heathcotes services to promote dignity on a daily basis.

Led by Allison Stafford and the PCP Group, staff and service users attended an event held at our Head Office in Chesterfield.  This saw Heathcotes services from across the regions present examples of the person centred practice continuously taking place within our homes.  The staff teams worked tremendously hard, producing some amazing boards which were proudly displayed. 

Each service brought a contribution of food and drinks which helped to make the day a real event for all involved.  A musical interlude was provided by LW who lives at Heathcotes Sawley; he kindly kept entertained playing several numbers on his guitar. 

Allison Stafford, Regional Manager said, “It was great to see everybody interacting and seeing how each home does things in terms of person centred practice. I hope everyone managed to take away some ideas from it; I know I certainly have!  I want to thank all for taking part and for helping to make Dignity Action Day 2013 at Heathcotes a truly special and memorable occasion”.  Brendan Kelly, Head of Operations added, 'All of our services have taken the Dignity in Care project very seriously, and I’ve seen some great work in Heathcotes homes all over the country. To see everyone come together to celebrate Dignity Day however, was something special; I had a fantastic afternoon chatting with team members and the people we support and seeing examples of the excellent work that goes on every day. I hope Dignity Day has inspired more providers to get their Dignity Champions appointed and I look forward to this becoming an annual event!”




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