Residents enjoy a High Tea afternoon

Care home residents were treated to high tea and cakes as part of a national event for care service users.

Earsdon Grange care home, in Whitley Bay, held a High Tea afternoon in honour of Dignity in Action Day.

Bunting, balloons and flower displays transformed the home’s coffee shop into a vintage tea room as residents and guests tucked into sweet and savoury treats served on vintage china tea sets.

Staff also hosted related activities at the home, including asking residents, staff and visitors to give their definitions of dignity for a display board.

Activities co-ordinator Deryn Johnson said: “Events like Dignity in Action Day are so important because they help to raise awareness of the importance of dignity in a care setting and show that care service users maintain their freedom of choice, dignity and individualism.”

“We all thoroughly enjoyed our Digni-Tea morning and learning more about how we can all promote and raise awareness of the importance of dignity in care.”