3rd February 2023
Dignity Action Day
On 1st February we took part in the annual Dignity Action Day. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives. This year was the first time since the pandemic that we could invite everyone from around the Trust to come together and mark the occasion.
Everyone who attended enjoyed catching up with friends, sharing a brew and of course a slice of cake! We were treated to a beautiful selection of cupcakes, kindly made by Louise Browns Bakes.
The day centered around the Trust’s new values which were agreed upon at the end of 2022 after consultations with tenants and staff. These new values are at the very heart of everything we do at Rossendale. The values are as follows;
Warm – The Trust is a homely environment where everyone feels welcome and well supported. (chosen by our tenants)
Respectful – We respect and appreciate others for their Individual beliefs, passions, goals, and choices whilst embracing person centred care. (chosen by our staff)
Inclusive – The Trust provides an inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds can come together and feel valued. (jointly chosen by staff and tenants)
During the day everyone was asked what these values meant to them and they were encouraged and supported to record their thoughts. We then planted our own ‘Digni-Tree’ in the grounds of Rossendale Hall. Our values have been carved into logs which will surround the tree as reminder to everyone who visits the Trust. Zoe Williams, Family Liaison Officer at the Trust said “It was a wonderful afternoon and lovely to see so many tenants together again to celebrate a special day.”