Championing dignity

Dignity champions Carol Towert (left) and Adele Warren at Foxton Court Care Home in Morpeth with resident David Bell. David had his Second World War medals stolen over 30 years ago and with help from Dignity in Action he has finally got all but one replaced.
Dignity champions Carol Towert (left) and Adele Warren at Foxton Court Care Home in Morpeth with resident David Bell. David had his Second World War medals stolen over 30 years ago and with help from Dignity in Action he has finally got all but one replaced.

THERE was fizz and fun at a Morpeth care home as residents were reminded about their Dignity Champions.

The celebrations took place at Foxton Court to mark Dignity in Action Day.

The home’s Dignity Champions have been chosen for their passion to deliver compassionate, person-centred and efficient care, and are responsible for teaching other staff about the importance of personalised care.

While residents and their families enjoyed a glass of champagne and canapes, the Champions spoke to them about what dignity means to them.

Foxton Court Manager Angela Bews said: “Dignity in care has been part of the Helen McArdle Care philosophy from the beginning.

“Helen McArdle has always been a Dignity Champion and she is so passionate about providing dignified care that all staff are trained and mentored to ensure that the residents are treated with the dignity they deserve.”