Vibrance Shows Its Support with a Digni-Tea Party

Service users, staff, carers and members of the community enjoying the Digni-Tea Party.

A leading Essex social care charity celebrates with a special tea party for Dignity Action Day.

The Digni-Tea Party was held on Thursday 28th January, between 11am-12.30pm, at Green Lodge Short Breaks Service, in Essex. Green Lodge provides 24 hour short break accommodation, with personal and nursing care, for adults with severe learning disabilities and complex healthcare needs.

Dignity Action Day, which is held on the 1st February, is an annual opportunity for health and social care staff, service users, family members, carers and the community to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a memorable and enjoyable day for people who use care services.

The Digni-Tea Party offered service users, family, carers, staff and the local community the opportunity to come together to enjoy homemade cake and tea in a friendly and relaxed environment and raised £45.50.

Green Lodge Short Breaks Service manager, Fawzia Beebeejaun said: “We were delighted to show our support for Dignity Action Day, as we feel it represents what we stand for. As an organisation, we believe that everybody should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, regardless of whether or not they have a learning or physical disability.

“We support the people who use and work in our services to challenge the barriers that may prevent them from achieving individual choice and fulfilment. These actions promote equal rights for the people we serve.

“The Digni-Tea party was a great opportunity for our service users, their families, staff members and the community to come together and reinforce the message.”

Vibrance supports over 850 adults throughout London and the South East with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, offering a range of community services, low-support housing, nursing and care homes, short breaks, supported employment and self-directed services.

The organisation employs around 400 people and was named in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies To Work For’ in 2010 and 2012.