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Dignity Action Day 2014

Dignity Action Day (DAD) 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 and support services

Dignity Action Day - North East

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

To promote Dignity Action Day here are some of ours services events:

Bradford Supported Living Service

Clients and staff from each tenancy got heads together to plan an event.

On Friday 7 February 2014 Bradford are holding a Digni-Tea event where everyoneshared their home baked goodies with tea/coffee whilst relaxing, having a chat and sharing their experiences of the week.

The Brambles Respite Service, Barnsley - Saturday 1 February 2014

The Brambles had a Digni-Tea.There were lots of buns to eat,as well as a raffle.There were also information packs available about the Dignity in Care Campaign.

Durham Service and Riverside - Saturday 1 February 2014

The Durham Service and Riverside are held an event where there werestalls, information, fun games, refreshments, tombola.

Dignity Action Day - North East - LeonieWakefield Mental Health Service – Monday 17 February 2014

The staff from the Wakefield Mental Health Services supported their tenants to participate in a sponsored walk for Dignity Action Day.

The tenants walked around Newmiller Dam in Wakefield on the morning of the 17 February to raise money for The Wakefield Hospice — who provide palliative care for people with terminal illnesses.

Calderdale Services – Saturday 1 February 2014

On Saturday 1st February 20 clients, 17 staff and two parents from the Calderdale services attended a tea party in celebration of dignity day. This was held at Southowram Cricket Club who kindly donated the use of the facilities free of charge.

The clients enjoyed sandwiches and homemade cakes, with tea and coffee donated by dignity in care Calderdale. Entertainment was in the form of a singer, staff and clients enjoyed dancing to the music.

A good time was had by all.

Holdforth Court and RAISE (Leeds Homeless Services) – Friday 31 January 2014

Holdforth Court and RAISE (Leeds Homeless Services) held a Dignity Event on Friday31st January at 1:30pm. The event was held at RAISE and offered sandwiches, homemade cakes and refreshments. This event was an opportunity for all to express what dignity means to them.All are welcome to join in the fun.

Leeds Domiciliary Care – Friday 31 January 2014

Leeds Domiciliary Care arranged to bake and delivered cakes out to clients.

Kirklees Learning Disabilities Nursing Service

Smithies Moor Lane and Fox View had a purple themed party to celebrate Dignity Action Day.

Benedicts Learning Disabilities Residential Service

Benedicts held a Dignity Day afternoon on 5 February 2014, with a buffet and refreshments provided by our cook.

Dignity Action Day - BenedictsBenedicts were fortunate to have our regular Church group who kindly agreed to do a short service to celebrate Dignity.They provided Benedicys with a selection of songs, thoughtful stories and short talk about how we can all show dignity to others in our lives.

Clients, staff, family and friends all participated and said they had enjoyed a lovely afternoon.

You could follow all the events locally and nationally on the day on Twitter following hashtag #DAD2014 and St Anne’s were tweeting about our own events on the day.

Thank you to everyone who took the time out to plan, prepare, promote or attend a Dignity Awareness day event. Across St Anne’s.

You can still sign up to be a Dignity champion by following the link below.

http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/Becoming_a_Dignity_Champion