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Grantham care home Gregory House launches Companion Campaign on Dignity Action Day

Gregory House care home in Welby Gardens launched their Companion Campaign, and ‘Danced for Dignity’ to create a truly memorable Dignity Action Day for its residents. Dignity Action Day is a national awareness campaign which takes place every year on 1 February.

As part of the Companion Campaign launched by the Grantham care home, run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), each member of the Gregory House team will become a companion to a resident, thereby creating a special bond, whilst also helping to uphold person-centred care. Employees will also liaise closely with the family members of the resident they are a companion to.

The care home also hosted a series of events on the day to incorporate the theme for this year, Dancing for Dignity. Throughout the day, residents and employees took part in a series of activities designed to bring a smile to everyone’s faces, whilst demonstrating the important role that everyone must play in treating those in care with respect and dignity.

The day’s events started with a session by Adults Move Lincolnshire, followed by a service by Reverend Peter Stevenson who gave a sermon about the importance of dignity. Gregory House employees held a flash mob dance over lunch time, and in the afternoon Scottish country dance group U3A performed for residents.

Anna Lewkowicz, Gregory House Home Manager, said: “We’re delighted to support Dignity Action Day again this year. Celebrating through the art of dance was lots of fun.

We strive to ensure that everyone at Gregory House gets to know all our residents, and the Companion Campaign will further enhance this on a personal level. At Gregory House we treat residents as individuals and offer them choice, control and a sense of purpose throughout their daily lives.

Ashleigh Pinder, Activities Coordinator and the home’s Dignity Champion, said “It’s great that days like Dignity Action Day have been created to raise awareness of the significance of upholding people’s rights to dignity in particular in a health and social care setting.

To find out more about life at Gregory House or make an enquiry visit Gregory House | Care Home in Grantham | OSJCT

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