Residents of Carter House were treated to a celebratory afternoon tea event on Thursday, 1 February to mark the annual Dignity Action Day celebrations.
Dignity Action Day is a national annual event to recognise those living in care and afford them the dignity and respect they so deserve.
For Thursday’s Dignity Action Day event, the residents were treated to live music of yesteryear such as ‘Bring me Sunshine’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’ which the residents, staff, volunteers and guests enjoyed singing and dancing along to.
Joining the event were Hannah Doody, Merton Council’s Director of Community & Housing and the Mayor of Merton.
Dignity Action Day is a regular date in the diary where members of the community are encouraged to visit anyone they know living in care to try and make their day as special as possible.
The day has a Dignity 10 Point Challenge associated with it which aligns values and actions to those working in care homes which everyone – staff, relatives and volunteers - are encouraged to adopt all year round when working with people in care.
Councillor Tobin Byers, Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “There is no better occasion than Dignity Action Day to remind ourselves of the huge respect we owe to those in our care services around the borough and across the country. We each need to play our part in ensuring that they are afforded a full and happy life by doing all we can to ensure those in care homes fully recognise our pride in them being such an integral and respected part of our community here in Merton.”
Courtesy of Merton Council