Fairfield House marks action day with digni-tea

PUBLISHED: 16:30 11 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:50 11 February 2015

Some of the residents at Fairfield House enjoying tea and cakes for Dignity Action Day

Some of the residents at Fairfield House enjoying tea and cakes for Dignity Action Day

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A residential care home in Lyme Regis held a tea and cake event to mark Dignity Action Day.

A residential care home in Lyme Regis held a tea and cake event to mark Dignity Action Day.

‘Digni-Tea’ was opened by deputy mayor Anita Williams and councillor Lorna Jenkins at Fairfield House.

Residents, family, friends and members of the community came together to enjoy a cup of tea and homemade cakes.

Local band Saxation entertained everyone who attended the event to show their support for the Dignity In Care movement.

“We really believe in what we do, and being treated with dignity is everyone’s human right,” said senior carer at Fairfield House, Hannah Willoughby.

Dignity Action Day aims to raise awareness for people who use care services to be treated as individuals and given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

Stephanie Gape, manager, said: “We wanted to do something special for Dignity Action Day as it’s such an important subject and the objectives are a key part of what we strive to achieve here at Fairfield House.

“We hope that events like these help to raise awareness of the importance of preserving people’s dignity and retaining control over their own lives, no matter what their age.”


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