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Leafy Bournville inspires creation of trees with a difference

It’s the Birmingham village famed for its leafy appearance and now elderly residents in Bournville have been using trees to explain what good care means to them.

To mark Dignity Action Day yesterday (Monday 1st February 2016) residents at Bournville Village Trust’s nursing home Selly Wood House created ‘dignity trees’.

Painted onto the walls of the home, the trees display special leaves written by residents explaining what good care means to them and why it’s important.

On the same day, residents, their friends and family also gathered to enjoy an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party.

Renny Wodynska, Director of Supported Housing at Bournville Village Trust, said: “Dignity Action Day is all about promoting choice, individuality, and a sense of purpose in the everyday lives of people who use care services like ours.

“The ‘dignity trees’ were an engaging way to do this and the tea party was the icing on the cake of a memorable and fun day.”

Dignity Action Day is spearheaded by Dignity in Care and aims to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity.

Selly Wood House, located in the heart of Bournville, is home to 44 residents and provides residential and nursing care, including care for people with dementia.

For more information about Selly Wood House, click here.

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