On 1st February 2020, residents and staff at Hilton House Care Home
marked Dignity Action Day by hosting a very special tea party for relatives and friends. Our afternoon ‘Dignit-Tea’ event saw our wonderful residents and staff coming together with their friends and family members to enjoy a spread of delicious sweet treats, and copious pots of tea, in support of the day and to raise awareness of the importance of Dignity in Care.
What is Dignity Action Day?
Launched in November 2006, the Dignity in Care campaign aims to inspire health & social care staff, alongside the local community, to place dignity and compassion at the heart of what they do. Following from this, Dignity Action Day was born on 25th February 2010, capturing the hearts and minds of care staff and inspiring individuals to demonstrate what being treated with dignity means to vulnerable people in our society.
Preserving and promoting dignity for people receiving care is a cause very close to our heart at Lovett Care. Across all of our care homes, our staff consistently ensure that all individuals in our care are treated as individuals, and given the right to choose and control what happens in their day-to-day lives. While preserving & promoting dignity is a practice that we implement every day at Hilton House, we relished the opportunity to get involved across the care home with our very own ‘Digni-Tea’!
The 10 Dignity Do’s
As well as raising awareness for Dignity in Care, we also wanted to celebrate all that our staff members do to deliver dignified care, and the fantastic residents at the heart of the Lovett Care community. Throughout our ‘Digni-Tea’ we shared Dignity in Care’s ‘10 Dignity Do’s’, which are:
- Have a zero-tolerance of all forms of abuse
- Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family
- Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service
- Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
- Listen and support people to express their needs and wants
- Respect people’s right to privacy
- Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution
- Engage with family members and carers as care partners
- Assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem
- Act to alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation
About Dignity in Care
The Dignity in Care campaign is all about having dignity in our hearts, minds and actions as well as changing the culture of care services and placing a greater emphasis on improving quality of care. This cause, of course, is very close to our hearts. The dignity, independence and choice of our residents is hugely important to us and reflective of the level of care we deliver to residents. If you would like to learn more about the Dignity in Care campaign and Dignity Action Day, head over to the Dignity in Care website
. While you’re there, why not consider becoming a Dignity Champion?