Service users and staff at a health trust celebrated national Dignity Action Day with a special activity day which illustrated the importance of dignity and respect.
Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services.
To mark the occasion, service users at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, designed invitations to the celebrations which took place at the trust’s autism service facility at Northgate Hospital in Morpeth.
Some of the activities included competitions, making posters and baking, and everyone attending was asked to make a dignity pledge which was displayed on the ‘Pledge Wall’.
Guests were invited to enjoy snacks made by service users and staff as part of a special ‘Digni-tea’ party.
Other activities on the day included games, dancing, singing, and there was also a raffle.
Helen Barker, clinical nurse manager of autism services, said: “I would like to thank all our patients and staff who were involved in our special Dignity Action Day event.
“It was lovely that all the patients who came joined in with our activities as some required a great deal of support by staff.
“Everyone made the day a very special and memorable experience.”