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Newcastle-under-Lyme College champions dignity in care

26th January 2015

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) is hosting a DigniTEA on Friday 13th February in support of National Dignity Day.

Newcastle-under-Lyme College champions dignity in care

The DigniTEA afternoon tea event will welcome around 50 guests from local health and social care sector employers and the individuals they support and will help promote the positive aspects of care for National Dignity Day which is on Saturday.

The invitation only event is taking place in NULC's Starbucks café from 2 - 4:30pm and will include performances from NULC's Level 1 Performing Arts group and poetry recitals from Little Meadows Primary School pupils. NULC's Foundation Studies students are making cakes, Health and Social Care learners are meeting and greeting the guests and Beauty students will be offering hand massages. There will also be a raffle to support two local charities: The Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Donna Louise Trust.

Jane Tunnicliff, Business Development Manager at NULC, who is running the event, said: "The event was held last year, and the turn out and reception was great. This DigniTEA event is a chance for everybody to stand up and show their support for dignity in care, to show the positives of care and not the negatives."

All of the Health at Social Care team at NULC are dignity champions and are promoting the 10 Dignity Do's, a list of values and actions that high quality services should follow to ensure people in care are treated with respect. The Dignity Do's can be found at

NULC offers courses and qualifications in Health and Social Care ranging from entry to university level as well as adult part-time courses and apprenticeships for all ages. Depending on the level, learners will study topics including communication, equality, diversity and rights, care planning, duty of care, safeguarding, and health and safety.

Health and Social Care qualifications are recognised by both universities and employers; leading to careers in nursing, social work, and a variety of roles within the Health and Social Care Sector.

For more information on NULC courses in health and social care please visit our website.


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