Winchester care home residents take part in dignity workshop

First published in Winchester Romsey Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

RESIDENTS at a Winchester care home have taken part in a workshop to look at what dignity means to them.

Tegfield House residents and staff held the workshop during Dignity Action Day last Monday (February 3) as part of a new initiative by the National Dignity Council.

Tegfield House manager, Shirley Bartlett, said: “Dignity in care is very important. Dignity is essential to human life and everyone has the right to it. People are individuals and their meaning of dignity is as individual as they are.”

Residents created a ‘digni-tree’, each of the leaves of which represented residents’ interpretations of dignity.

Ms Bartlett added: “This tree symbolises dignity and what it means to our residents and staff. It brings awareness to us all and shows what dignity can mean to many different people.”

A spokesman for the National Dignity Council said: “It is not necessarily a day for the grand gesture but more about taking the time to do something, however small to remind society that dignity in care is everybody's business.”

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