Digni-tea served to raise awareness and respect for people in care

PUBLISHED: 16:04 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:04 02 February 2016

Roz Heller ,Francis Garber and Hilda Bernoff at the digni-tea party

Roz Heller ,Francis Garber and Hilda Bernoff at the digni-tea party


Cream tea was served at an event promoting dignity for older people in care homes.

Healthwatch Redbridge oraganised the Digni-tea party at Valentines Cafe, Valentines Park, to celebrate Dignity Action Day 2016 yesterday.

More than 60 people including residents and staff from care homes, staff from community health and social services and people from the deaf community joined together for the event.

A vintage theme was created by decorating the café with bunting and table coverings, while music from the Twenties, Thirties and Forties was played.

Attendees shared their views on dignity and respect through the creation of a Digni-tree, writing comments on leaf shaped notes which were pinned to the tree.

Some of these were read aloud.

Cathy Turland, Healthwatch Redbridge chief executive officer, said: “Our goal this year has been to raise awareness of the importance of dignity and respect for all people using health and social care services.

“These events, although light-hearted, reflect the value we as an organisation place in getting people to talk about dignity and respect.”

Healthwatch Redbridge conducted a series of visits to care homes and hospitals in the area to speak with people about dignity and respect.

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