Wigmore Care Home Hosts Digni-Tea for Dignity Action Day
Residents and staff of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore marked Dignity Action Day with a digni-tea party and a discussion with the home’s Dignity Champions.
Dignity Action Day is an annual 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. Our staff at Rogers House used it as an opportunity to have an open discussion about what dignity means to each of us, over a lovely cup of tea and some delicious treats.
Residents were invited to the dining room for a digni-tea party on Monday 1st February, set up by the staff at the Drewery Drive care home. The table was full of plenty of sandwiches, cakes, scones, pies and tarts as the group tucked into the treats on offer and chatted amongst themselves about what they think dignity in care means.
The home’s Dignity Champions, staff who put themselves forward for further training in dignity in care, were on hand to drive the conversation and invite the residents to write a leaf for the home’s dignity tree, answering the question ‘what is dignity?’ And whilst dignity means different things to different people, there was a clear theme of respect and treating others as you wish to be treated amongst the responses.
Jackie Miles, Home Manager at Rogers House said: “Here at Rogers House we support our residents in their home every day, so ensuring dignity is so absolutely essential to what we do. Whether it’s a small thing like how someone likes their tea, or their daily routine, it must be apparent in our actions.
“The residents and staff had a great discussion about what dignity means and how it is represented, not just in caregiving but also in interactions throughout the day and the home environment, it certainly got everyone thinking, which is what it’s all about!”