Michael Parkinson hails efforts of care home staff

CARE home residents were treated as part of an event designed to promote the dignity and rights of those in care.

A national Dignity Action Day was marked by staff and residents of the Cleveland View care home in Middlesbrough.

Residents were encouraged to share stories of their lives and had chance to take part in a number of activities designed to highlight their personalities.

A prize draw saw winners Alf Walker and Anne Williams chauffeured to local pub The Lingfield Farm for a two course meal. They were also treated to a trip to the hairdressers.

Alison Small, Manager at Cleveland View care home, said: “Cleveland View aims to ensure residents are treated as individuals, given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives and are provided with stimulating activities. The Dignity Action Day was a great opportunity for residents to share stories of their lives.

The efforts of the care home were honoured by Dignity Champion Sir Michael Parkinson, who said: “It might well be that the difference people make individually is a mere ripple on the surface of our care system, but each of those ripples added together create a wave, a social movement, and if this makes life better for some – then it has to be worthwhile.”

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