Dignity Action Day 2014
Saturday 1st February 2014 marked an important date in the social care calendar; Dignity Action Day is an annual occasion which aims to raise awareness of the importance of Dignity in Care, and to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people's rights to dignity, whilst providing a truly memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
Heathcotes services across the country joined in with the celebrations, including Heathcotes Blythe Bridge who marked the occasion by throwing a party! The day was attended by staff, service users and families where everyone got stuck into homemade tea and cakes, whilst enjoying sharing views on how to promote dignity within the home.
Ann Plant, Registered Manager at Heathcotes Blythe Bridge said, "Dignity Action Day is a great opportunity to promote dignity within the service and to help spead the message into the wider community; it's just about treating everyone with the respect they deserve, and that includes supporters as well people using our services. We had a fabulous day and it was great to hear all the good ideas being discussed about how we can promote dignity today and every day."
Judging by the comments left by families of our service users at Heathcotes Blythe Bridge, it's safe to say the day was a resounding success:
“Had a really good afternoon. Lovely food and very nice to meet everyone. Staff very friendly, made us really relax.” - parents of a service user.
“Lovely afternoon, staff and peers are so lovely. It really is a lovely house, keep up the good work!” - parents of service user.
“Lovely afternoon; staff were very friendly have worked very hard.” Grandparents of service user.
“The party was fabulous!” RS, service user.
Find out more about Dignity in Care here.