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College champions dignity in care

27th January 2016

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) have organised a number of events at venues across Staffordshire in support of Dignity Action Day.

Health and Social Care students and staff from NULC will be facilitating a roadshow and attending a number of community centres and care homes on Friday 29 January to promote the positive aspects of care for Diginity Action Day on Monday 1 February.

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.

Tea, coffee, cakes and other refreshments will be served at each venue alongside activities for visitors and care home residents to get involved in. Activities include live entertainment, bingo, a raffle and hand and arm massages by Beauty Therapy students from NULC.

The daylong roadshow will visit a number of venues across Staffordshire at different times throughout the day. Anyone is welcome to attend the first venue at Newcastle-under-Lyme Fire Station on Knutton Lane from 9.30am-11.30am before the team moves on to Florence House Care Home on Porthill Bank, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

In the afternoon, the roadshow will move to Longton Fire Station on Uttoxeter Road, with visitors welcome to attend and take part in the activities between 2.30pm and 4pm. The last stop of the day will be at The Place Up Hanley Residential Care Home on Wooliscroft Road from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Jane Tunnicliff, Work Based Learning Manager at NULC, said: “As a College, we’ve always supported Dignity Action Day by organising an event each year to raise awareness of dignity in care. It’s a great opportunity for us to give something back to local communities across Staffordshire whilst raising awareness of an important cause. At each venue we have refreshments including cakes and biscuits made by NULC students and we’ve organised a number of entertaining activities with great prizes to be won.”

Jane added: “This is by far the biggest event we have organised for Dignity Action Day and we wouldn’t have achieved this without the help and support of the venues, staff and students.”

STORY UPDATE: Following the number of organised events on Friday 29 January, £357.00 has been raised and donated to Canine Partners a charity dedicated to helping transform the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. The dogs bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. The money will be used to help those at Staffordshire branch. You can find more about Canine Partners and the work they do at caninepartners.org.uk

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