THORNABY residents will celebrate Dignity Action Day with a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees.

The ceremony will take place at Mandale House Care Home, when a series of plaques containing messages of what dignity means to staff, residents and family will be unveiled.

Mayor Councillor Ken Dixon will reveal the plaques, which have been hung on the tree and inside the fencing of the care home’s garden.

Mandale Mill Primary School will also attend and refreshments and cakes have been donated by Simple Treats in Stockton.

Christine Reason, home manager at Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, said: “Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public, to highlight the necessity to uphold people’s rights to dignity.

“It is central to everything we do at Mandale House Care Home, so we wanted to provide not only a memorable day for our residents but a lasting testament to our commitment to provide exceptional levels of care for those who reside with us.

“Our thanks to go Mayor Councillor Dixon for attending the event and unveiling the garden plaques. We would also like to thank Mandale Mill Primary School and the Bella Choir for coming along and making the day extra special for our residents.”

The unveiling ceremony takes place at Mandale House Care Home at 2:30pm on Wednesday, 1st February. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Dignity Action Day is an annual event celebrated throughout the UK and organised by the Dignity in Care Network.

Mandale House Care Home’s activities coordinator, Sarah Robinson, has signed up to the Network as a Dignity Champion, demonstrating the home’s commitment to treating residents with dignity and respect.