Dignity Action Day

DIGNITY Action Day at Cumberworth Lodge - pictured (front from left) residents Margery Trimmingham and Shirley Smith, family member Tony Morgan, resident Pauline Russell, (middle from left) senior carer 'Karen Lofthouse, manager John Cresswell, family member Bob Campbell, carers Lorna Todd and Vicky Tillen.
DIGNITY Action Day at Cumberworth Lodge - pictured (front from left) residents Margery Trimmingham and Shirley Smith, family member Tony Morgan, resident Pauline Russell, (middle from left) senior carer 'Karen Lofthouse, manager John Cresswell, family member Bob Campbell, carers Lorna Todd and Vicky Tillen.

Manager John Cresswell said of the event: “It gives everyone the opportunity to contribute towards dignity and provides a forum for people to have their say.”

Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people in care are treated as individuals, are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives and provide stimulating activities.

Dignity Action Day asks everybody - members of the public and Health and Social Care staff to give the gift of time.

Alisa Pedder who is the dignity champion at the home said: “Dignity is about more than one day but Dignity Action Day gives people a more focused opportunity to promote it to others.”

John added: “The group spoke about communication and particularly supporting people with the same respect you would give yourself or a member of your family.”

This is the second year in a row that Cumberworth Lodge has taken part in Dignity Action Day.