We are holding our very first Dignity Day of 2019 on 1st February and we want you to be involved!
Dignity is absolutely a fundamental part of residential care. Whoever the resident is, whatever their background, situation or circumstance, it goes without saying that every single resident should be treated with the utmost dignity, respect and compassionate.
As part of our first awareness day on the importance of dignity and respect in care in enabling a positive experience of care, we are calling for all you great poets out there! We want you to get your creative caps on and put pen to paper, to write a poem that explains what dignity means to you.
There are several different categories for residents, staff members, family, friends and visitors of residents. The best poems will win a wonderful prize and the winning words will be promoted here on our website, across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, local press and our newsletters and leaflets too! We are also looking for any strong poets who could help us in providing poetry lessons for the staff and residents at Cramlington House and West Farm so that they can develop their own poems on dignity. Could this be you? If so, we would love to hear from you.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your entry submitted now to Emma Jones via firstname.lastname@example.org If you’re able to help with writing poems, please also drop Emma a line!
We can’t wait to read everyone’s poems and wonderful words to find out just what dignity means to you.
"I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."
"Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."
"From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "
"This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "
"All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."