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Runwood Homes Wrap Up their March Dignity Theme, the Environment; ‘We are all Responsible’

Runwood Homes’ successful Dignity Campaign creates an effective, whole-team approach to wellbeing. The campaign, which marks a different theme each month, encourages residents to take part in meaningful activities which boost feelings of belonging and purpose, and creates strong bonds and relationships between those that both work and live in the home.

Marches theme; ‘The Environment – We are all responsible’, gives special focus to how homes can help to look after the world around them. We have only one earth, so home teams and residents were inspired to think about what they can do to protect and cherish it.

At the start of the month, home teams were given a number of resources that would inspire the activities they would organise throughout the month. Whether that was creating their own recycling project, planting in the garden which would attract and enhance wildlife or helping to clean up our neighbourhoods, such as litter picking.

The team and residents at Windmill House, in Wymondham, Norfolk, chose to start off the month by cleaning up their grounds. Residents enjoyed the fresh air during a litter-picking session, which encouraged them to take responsibility for their own grounds, enhancing feelings of belonging and purpose.

Heron Court, in Brentwood, Essex, have taken the theme as an opportunity to spruce up their garden, with the hope that it will attract new wildlife, such as birds and butterflies. The residents at Heron Court love gardening, and will enjoy spending time admiring the outdoor space, and new wildlife, during warmer days.

At Liberty House, Doncaster, residents made their very own recycling point at the home, to support Hallam Fm Cash for Kids. By becoming a collection point, the home continues to make important steps that help protect the environment and encourages those within their community to take part and drop off their unwanted items. Not only does the project help protect the environment, for every tonne collected, Cash for Kids charity will receive £400 to help continue their amazing support for disadvantaged children.