Dignity Day at Hopton Court
Staff at Hopton Court Care Home, had a dignity day where staff wore each others clothes and dressed inappropriately i.e. skirts and socks.
This was to make staff understand how it looks not to be dressed correctly and how it can look to others i.e. resident family’s, doctors, nurses, and other people that visit the home.
Staff wore the clothes for a full day even the manager Craig McDermott participated in this by wearing another male members staff clothes.
The idea was raised by Lorraine Booth the "Dignity Champion" at Hopton Court.
Although it was a fun day seeing people dressed this way, it did make staff realize that more attention should be taken when assisting residents with their appearance.
By Dawn Cocking (Activities Organizer)