Home Instead Lend A Hand On Dignity Action Day

Nicole Inggall from 'Gorgeous on the Go' busy pampering.
Nicole Inggall from 'Gorgeous on the Go' busy pampering.

Relaxing hand massages,  poems, delicious home-made cakes, coffee,  and a good natter were all enjoyed by the residents at the Adelphi retirement housing with support situated in the centre of Harrogate, during a pamper morning to mark Dignity Action Day on the 1st February.

 The event was organised by Home Instead in Harrogate who have pledged their continuing support for the national ‘Dignity in Care’ campaign, headed by Dignity Ambassador Dame Joan Bakewell to promote treating people with dignity as a basic human right.

 “Dignity Action Day highlights a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people. The very old and the very young clearly need our respect, but it wouldn't do any harm to spread the dignity message across the population – then we can all benefit.”

Dame Joan Bakewell, Dignity in Care Ambassador

Dignity Action Day 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 services. Home Instead believes that those who use and access care services should be treated as individuals, given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

 Home Instead owner, Sheena Van Parys commented: “It is important to raise awareness of Dignity Action Day to promote the values it represents because we believe that care services must be person centered; people must be treated with respect, as individuals, and provided with the high quality care they deserve.”

 The team from Home Instead were joined by Nicole Inggall from  ‘Gorgeous on the Go’ who pampered the residents with relaxing hand massages while they listened to poetry carefully selected for its words and references to dignity and respect.