Residents enjoyed a busy start to the year at Edensor Care Centre, Diagrama Foundation’s care and nursing home, in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Staff and residents at the centre, in Orwell Road, tucked into a tasty celebration lunch, freshly prepared by the on-site chefs, to mark the start of the New Year on January 1.
Alison Brown, home manager said: “We always like to hold a big celebration lunch to mark the start of the new year. Our chefs always do us proud, cooking up a feast. Everyone takes part and it is a really enjoyable occasion for staff, residents and families alike.”
And, with a full calendar of activities and occasions to look forward to throughout the year, Edensor is already in full swing planning the next big event – a pamper day for residents to enjoy in celebration of Dignity Action Day on February 1.
Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
A range of massages, nail treatments and barbering services are in store for residents to enjoy as part of the day, which celebrate people’s rights to dignity and provides a memorable occasion for those receiving care.
Dame Joan Bakewell, Dignity in Care ambassador said: “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.”
Staff and residents at Cabrini House - Diagrama’s residential home for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington - will also be taking part in the day, and are planning to hold a Digni-tea party amongst other activities.