Maidstone care home sports pyjamas for Dignity Action Day

It’s one for all and all for one at The Poplars Care Centre in Maidstone where residents and staff alike will be wearing their pyjamas in a united show of support for Dignity Action Day on Monday 2 February.

Dignity Action Day is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign and its key partners to highlight the importance of preserving the dignity of people in care, which is at the root of everything The Poplars Care Centre stands for, as centre manager Marion Harford says: “Treating individuals with dignity and respect is the key to creating a happy and caring environment for our residents, so Dignity Action Day is a cause that’s very close to our hearts. We are very proud to celebrate not only what we are achieving here but the importance of promoting the health and happiness of people in a caring and safe environment.”

This sentiment is echoed by Donald Troup, the husband of one of residents: “I am so lucky that my wife is so well cared for. It is now two years since the decision was made and I have never had a moment’s regret. As she has become weaker and has become bedridden the care she is given seems to be better by the month. I am fully confident that such high praise is fully justified.”

The Poplars Care Centre is located on Tonbridge Road in Maidstone, with 56 bedrooms offering a friendly, family environment for persons over 65 with a range of needs, from respite and post-operative care to crisis intervention and emergency admissions. The Poplars is part of the Forest Healthcare group of homes, which includes 12 individual homes throughout the South East of England. For more information on The Poplars, please visit or call 08444 725 179.

For more information about Dignity Action Day go to the Dignity in Care website  


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Forest Healthcare operates 12 individual care homes, specialising in dementia and neurological rehabilitation services. With Forest Healthcare’s management team all coming from clinical or care backgrounds, the focus of the company is entirely on providing the best possible environments to improve the lives of their clients and families, providing a safe and secure environment that motivates clients to live a full and happy life.