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Dignity Day: Please Celebrate with Us!

On February 1st, Dignity Day will take place at Cramlington House and West Farm to raise awareness of the importance of dignity and respect within residential and dementia care.

The day will consist of a series of events that are designed to be very interactive to engage residents, their families, staff members and visitors from the local community in why dignity is such an important issue in care and what dignity in care means and how it translates to practical care programmes.

It’s going to be an amazing celebration, we have everything covered, and would love for you to help us celebrate! All staff will be wearing red too, to mark one of our key events this year.

Linda Gallon, a Care Consultant for Craig Healthcare, will be delivering training on dignity at both homes in a format that involves active discussion and practical and reflective practice as well as theory (no death by PowerPoint!). The training aims to educate staff, and also visitors, on the role dignity plays in every day care, whatever the situation and whatever the hour.

‘Feel Good Friday’ treats baked in a shape of a heart or with a heart theme will be provided to each home, including brownie hearts with Dignity Day 2019 iced letters and red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a red heart to symbolise that dignity really is at the heart of everything we do.

We have also been working hard in devising and developing dignity themed word searches along with ‘Dignity Bingo’ as well as questionnaires for residents, families, staff and visitors to complete which will give us individual’s experiences, thoughts and practices about the key role dignity plays. One activity that we think will be hugely useful in our dignity strategy moving forwards and how we educate those we care for, their families and our team, is the ‘dignity tree’ we have created where people are encouraged to hang leaves on – green leaves for what dignity means to them and red leaves for what they believe needs to change in regards to dignity and its role in care.

Across both homes, informative boards will display lots of key information about the role dignity plays within our homes, what it means for our residents, as well as its place in the care sector in general. Best practice guides that we’ve created will also be handed out.

Ultimately, each and every activity that’s been designed and developed by us, is aimed to encourage staff, residents, families and visitors to sign up to become a ‘Dignity Champion’. Dignity Champions will meet regularly to discuss the importance and role of dignity within West Farm, Cramlington House and the care sector overall, with the focus on being proactive and progressive and ensuring dignity, and what it means, remains at the top of our agenda.

For more information about Dignity Day and how to get involved, please contact Emma Jones on or call 01670 591 930.

What people are saying

  • "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."