Many of us, at some point in our lives, will come into contact with care services, either receiving care at home, in a day centre or in a residential setting. When we do come into contact with care services we want to be confident that we will be treated with dignity and respect.
Social Care in Action group of social enterprises is helping to make dignity in care a reality for all. We will be holding a Dignity Action Day at Fenwick Health and Wellbeing Centre in Lyndhurst on Friday 2 February 2018.
We will be throwing open the doors of Fenwick from 11am to 3pm to members of the local community, people who use our services and their carers. We have also invited children who attend Over the Rainbow (early years childcare) to participate.
A number of activities will be running across the day including: sharing information about what dignity means, creating a dignity-tree, sharing personal experiences and expectations of dignity in care. There will be a ‘dancing with dignity’ tea dance in the early afternoon. Food and refreshments will be provided free of charge throughout the day, including a donation from Budgens Supermarket in Lyndhurst.
Alison Fisher, Day Opportunities Manager at Social Care in Action Group said
‘Dignity and respect are core values here at Social Care in Action group. We are proud to support Dignity Action Day by taking the time to do something for people who often feel isolated. We hope that by inviting members of our community to join in we can strengthen relationships and reduce feelings of isolation.’
Dignity Action Day is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign and it’s key partners to bring staff and members of the public together to make a difference to those receiving care.