Coverage Care residents support dignity campaign

Residents at Coverage Care nursing homes in Telford and Newport have lent their support to a campaign to encourage dignity in care.

People living at Barclay Gardens in Donnington, Chillcott Gardens in Madeley, Telford’s Lightmoor View and The Cottage Christian Nursing Home in Newport, took part in craft and gardening activities to help put the ‘Dig and Knit’ back into dignity as part of the annual Dignity Action Day.

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The homes welcomed members of the Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Safeguarding and Quality team on visits during February as part of the event.

Green fingered residents sowed sunflower seeds brought by the visitors to see how high they can grow them for the ‘dig’ activity.

Some also ‘knitted’ a 15cm by 15cm square that will be sewed together to produce a Telford and Wrekin Dignity Blanket.

Bev Aldridge, Operations Director for Coverage Care, said: “Treating our residents with dignity is a core belief in our homes so we were delighted to take part in the day.

“We always lay on lots of activities at our homes to allow residents to pursue their interests and learn new skills so the ‘dig’ and ‘knit’ themes were very welcome as well as echoing the way we look after the people living in Coverage Care homes.”

Christine Morris, Executive Nurse team at the CCG, said: “We wanted to do something creative this year with Dignity Action Day and we wanted to place the emphasis on something that allowed our residents to use their skills and get involved.”

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