Honiton Senior Voice to promote the dignity code

11:51 31 January 2014

Members hope to get as many people as possible to sign up to the dignity code and will be outside St Paul’s Church tomorrow (Saturday).

Members of Honiton Senior Voice will be promoting the importance of better care for older people and spreading the word about the dignity code.

The group will have a stall outside St Paul’s Church and have planned to hold an exhibition at Honiton Library, to coincide with Dignity Action Day on Saturday, February 1. Members also hope to get as many members of the public to sign up to the dignity code as possible.

Honiton Senior Voice chairman Vic Bowsher said: “We are taking our message to locals - that older people in all forms of are must be treated with dignity. In the 21st century it is time that all care staff should be properly trained and paid accordingly and for care services to be more rigorously monitored, inspected and regulated.”

At a meeting on Friday, at Honiton Methodist Chapel, Senior Voice groups from East Devon will hear reports on the latest signatories to sign up to the National Pensioners Convention Dignity Code.

These include MPs Neil Parish and Dr Sarah Woolaston, and Mid and East Devon Councils.

East Devon district councillor Jill Elson, the communities portfolio holder, recently signed up to the Dignity Code at a Honiton Senior Voice meeting.

Mr Bowsher added: “We shall also be taking our message for better care of older people to Councils, GPs, hospitals and care workers throughout Devon. We are confident that the Dignity Code can make a real difference.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 11:00
Honiton Chamber of Commerce chairman Colin Wright.

Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce chairman Colin Wright says the move will bring more light to the town centre.

Read more
Fri, 13:40
Police are appealing for any information about Stephen Cogger who has been missing since last night (Wednesday)

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a 65-year-old man missing from Honiton.

Read more
Fri, 11:30
Artist Luke Jerram with THG staff.

International artist Luke Jerram is aiming to create a ‘garden of time’ at Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

Read more
Fri, 06:59
Lyme Regis Lifeboat

Crew carry out an extensive search of the area

Read more
Thu, 16:45
Devon Air Ambulance

The incident happened at 2.40pm today (Thursday).

Read more
Thu, 08:14
Seaton carnival queen Jenny Webber

Seaton teenager needs to raise £4,000 to fund her journey to the South Pacific

Read more
Wed, 15:02
Don and Jean Lee with their son Chris holding a photo of their wedding day 70 years ago. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The Queen congratulates Don and Jean on 70 years of happy marriage

Read more
Wed, 11:00

The incident happened at 6.35pm at Hanger Farm, in Broadhembury, on Tuesday, August 25.

Read more
Wed, 10:48

After Great Britain’s record medal haul at the recent FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where 14 medals (seven of them gold) were won by the GB squad across swimming and diving, this is your chance to take the plunge.

Read more
Wed, 06:59
Lyme Regis Lifeboat

Crew returns to base after thorough search of the area

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition


Honiton's trusted business finder