Dignity Action Day for elderly

wet  The White Rose Male Voice Praise with Benedicts Manager Carol Ellis.  ( 120201M2)
wet The White Rose Male Voice Praise with Benedicts Manager Carol Ellis. ( 120201M2)

RESIDENTS at a nursing home in Wetherby were entertained with a choir concert to help raise awareness of Dignity Action Day this week.

Benedict’s Nursing Home in Ashfield held their annual coffee morning to help promote Dignity Action Day on Wednesday with a fun-filled day of singing and dancing from The White Rose Male Voice Praise.

Staff, families and residents were entertained throughout the morning with a range of songs from the all-male group, there was also a tombola and prizes given out.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, who is executive board member for adult health and social care in Leeds, said care for the elderly was a top priority across Leeds.

She said: “We are 100 per cent committed to giving older people more say in how their care is delivered, in how their dignity and privacy are respected and to make sure that we help them have a voice if they are not happy with the service they receive.

“The Dignity in Care campaign is pioneering work, which has been acknowledged nationally by the Department and the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

“I am confident that it is helping us to improve the lives of older people living in care homes in our city.”

Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people in care are treated as individuals, are given a choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

Two of the volunteers, Margaret Bell and Margaret Forth were recently shadowed by Coun Lucinda Yeadon.

“Both Margaret and I feel we made a valuable contribution to the lives of people in care and hope that what we do helps to improve services to those who have to live in care homes.”