RESIDENTS at a care home in Abingdon were entertained with live music as they celebrated Dignity Action Day with staff.

Flautist Lorraine Chapman took centre stage at the Old Station House, run by the Orders of St John Care Trust.

Activities coordinator Jess Denton said: “All the residents enjoyed the music. There was also a raffle and residents including Tony Coates and Les Townsend took part.

“We try to do something different every year for Dignity Action Day.”

Residents at Westgate House care home in Millington Road, Wallingford, tucked into fish and chips to mark the occasion.

Activities supervisor Wendy Bowd said: “There were manicures followed by fish and chips for lunch and then there was music in the afternoon and afternoon tea.

“About 30 residents took part and they all really enjoyed it. It’s something we try to take part in every year and the residents look forward to it.”

The national event is organised by Dignity in Care to ensure people are “treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives”.

Dignity in Care Ambassador Dame Joan Bakewell said the action day highlighted a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people.