Dignity Action Day : Show Your Support

Health and social care workers, as well as members of the public, are being encouraged to show their support for Dignity Action Day by promoting dignity in care in their places of work and communities. Dignity Action Day, which takes place on Sunday 1 February, gives everyone the chance to play their part in upholding people’s rights to dignity and respect whether they are receiving care in day centres, care homes, their own homes, or in hospital. This could include taking time to listen to someone who rarely gets the chance to express how they really feel, organising an activity that a vulnerable person can share and enjoy, or offering to do an older neighbour’s shopping if they struggle to get out. Over the course of next week day centres across the East Riding will be hosting a variety of events to promote dignity in care. On Tuesday 3 February Waterview Lodge, in Driffield will host a ‘coffee morning’ plus stalls between 1pm and 3pm; while Millers Day Centre, in Beverley will hold a coffee morning from 10am, both of which are open to the public. That same day service users at The Pastures Day centre, in Goole will be […]

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MP welcomes funding for rural communities

Graham Stuart, campaigning Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, welcomes the announcement that Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) will receive £2.3 million funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for 2015/16.   ACRE is a nationwide organisation that works closely with independent charities like Humber and the Wolds Rural Community Council.  These groups help to shape rural services and support rural communities to become more resilient. The work they do includes help for village halls, support to set up community oil buying schemes plus community planning and policy issues.   Graham, who leads the Rural Fair Share Campaign, calling on the Government to close the local authority funding gap between urban and rural councils said, “I am delighted to hear the news that ACRE will receive the funding it needs for the next financial year. ACRE works closely with Humber and the Wolds Rural Community Council which carries out invaluable work helping rural communities across East Yorkshire.   “Rural areas get a raw deal from central Government funding, despite the fact that it costs much more to deliver services in remote areas.  I’m continuing to press the Government to close the funding gap, […]

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