Care staff promote a national day of dignity

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STAFF at Cummal Mooar Resource Centre in Ramsey, and Thie Meanagh Centre in Farmhill, Douglas, have been promoting National Dignity Day.

The event, which takes place tomorrow (Friday), aimed to raise awareness of the importance of Dignity in Care and remind the public that care staff have a right to be treated with dignity and respect too.

Minister for Social Care Martyn Quayle MHK said: ‘In social services we aim to help all those we serve to have a fulfilling life despite age or disability.’

Staff at Cummal Mooar and members of Age Concern are holding an afternoon tea for elderly residents and members of the public while staff at Thie Meanagh Centre are holding an open day on the same day for their residents and members of the public.

Political member for social services Bill Malarkey MHK said: ‘Dignity Action Day is open to all and it will hopefully give people an opportunity to learn more about older people’s needs and how staff work together to promote the rights and needs of elderly service users in residential care.

‘Everyone has a right to respect, dignity and privacy regardless of their age or disabilities.’

Staff at Cummal Mooar Resource Centre in Ramsey and members of Age Concern will be holding the afternoon tea at 2.30 pm on Friday. The event at Thie Meanagh takes place on the same day from 2pm to 4pm.

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