Our partnership with Newcastle under Lyme College continues as Goldendale House celebrated Dignity Action Day. BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care students from the college joined residents and staff for a special event involving plenty of tea, cake, chatting and laughter. Our residents really enjoy spending time with the students who in turn gain valuable first hand experience of life within a care home environment.
Following on from the Christmas celebrations held at Newcastle Under Lyme College in December 2018, Dignity Action Day was another opportunity to bring everyone together and create a special occasion as part of this worthwhile cause.
Dignity Action Day is held on February 1st and is an annual described as an opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. The National Dignity Council states that “Care homes are not temporary for residents: they are ‘home’ to more than 400,000 people in England”.
Therefore, bringing people from different generations together, especially those who will be social care workers of the future, has many benefits. It helps to keep residents connected with the world outside of the care home. Having social events to look forward to, and the chance to meet and enjoy the company of a younger generation, stops people feeling isolated and is good for mental health.
For the students, events like this provide practical experiences to complement and inform their academic and theoretical studies. Gaining real life preparation for their future careers in the health and social care sector is a very important foundation on which they can continue to develop.
The “Digni-tea” event is just one of many social occasions enjoyed by everyone involved with Hilton House and Goldendale care homes in Stoke on Trent. Lovett Care is delighted to be able to play a part in the education of future care workers. The staff are very happy to impart their experience and the photographs show how much the residents enjoy themselves.
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