Signalling support for dignity

Ready to release the balloons for Dignity Action Day are, from the left, back, Sylvia Helliwell, manager Ruth Shore, Barbara Leech, assistant manager Joanne Denton and organiser Yvonne Coates and, front,  Christopher O'Brien, Grace Bentley, Jim Haigh and Peter Lord
Ready to release the balloons for Dignity Action Day are, from the left, back, Sylvia Helliwell, manager Ruth Shore, Barbara Leech, assistant manager Joanne Denton and organiser Yvonne Coates and, front, Christopher O'Brien, Grace Bentley, Jim Haigh and Peter Lord

ORGANISERS of a special day to highlight dignity in care are hoping that the general public will sign up to become care champions.

The Dignity Action Day celebration took place at Ferney Lee Residential Care Home, with staff, residents and relatives turning out in force to highlight the national charity Dignity In Care.

Senior carer Viv Whitlock said: “The day went really well and a lot of relatives attended. We had cake, an associated quiz and residents released six balloons, which had tags on to represent six of the principles of care.

“These events are very important in trying to highlight the Dignity In Care Campaign and highlighting to residents, relatives and the public that we do care about the dignity of vulnerable people.”

Similar events were held across Calderdale. For more information about the charity visit www.dignityincare.org.uk