Gillingham care home residents mark Dignity Action Day

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Residents and guests enjoy a slice of cake

Residents and friends of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore honored Dignity Action Day on Wednesday 1st February, with a coffee morning and bake sale at the home.

 

With the scent of freshly baked cakes and brewed coffee filling the corridors of the Drewery Drive care home, Rogers House residents and their guests spent a morning nattering with one another about what dignity means whilst sampling the tasty treats on offer.

 

As well as enjoying the homemade cakes and coffee, residents and guests were invited to have their say on the home’s dignity tree, sticking a message on the painted tree that explained what dignity meant to them.

 

Dignity Action Day was introduced to encourage health and social workers to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a memorable day for people who use their services.

 

Alex Ross, home manager of Rogers House commented: “Dignity Action Day highlights the importance of exploring the culture of our care services and ensuring we are delivering the best quality of care, that doesn’t compromise our resident’s self-respect or undermine them in any way.

 

“We had a great morning discussing what dignity means to us and I’d like to thank everyone who joined us. We raised £120, which will contribute towards activities for our residents and The Wish Appeal, our fundraising initiative.”

 

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