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Residents and staff at Whitgift Care recognise importance of dignity, respect and choice.

The finest china was brought out as Dignity Action Day was topped off this year at Wilhelmina House with a special high tea on Thursday 5 February.

A staff member dressed as an iconic Lyons Tea House Nippy dressed in black with a white apron and cap, served tea and an assortment of delicious cakes in the Home’s dining room decorated with elegant tablecloths and beautiful tiered cake stands.

The day also included a tea-themed quiz highlighting memorable tea parties both past and fictional, from the historical Boston Tea Party of 1773 to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland.

Residents were treated to a variety of songs and, given the theme of the afternoon, Doris Day's 'Tea for Two' proved a particular favourite.

Maud, resident, said: “What a lovely treat to have high tea. The tablecloths are beautiful, the detail is so pretty.”

Dignity Action Day is a significant day at Whitgift Care as both staff and residents alike recognise the importance of upholding each individual’s dignity, respect and choice within the Homes' communities.

Whitgift Care currently has more than 25 Dignity Champions across the three care homes, each providing a vital ambassadorial role to deliver person-centred and compassionate care by putting each resident’s dignity first.   

Find out more about Dignity in Care here >

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