Care Home Open Day – 19th June
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For the third year running, Care Home Open Day will take place this year on 19th June 2015, promoting the themes of “The Arts and Valuing Staff”.
Supported by a group of leading care providers, associations, charities and care regulators, Care Home Open Day aims to reinforce the connections care homes have across their local communities, as well as challenging misconceptions about residential care and showcasing the excellent services that are at the heart of communities across the UK.
Care England chief executive Professor Martin Green said the previous two Care Home Open Days had been a great success and the event was growing year-on-year, with more care homes signing up to take part each time.
“Care Home Open Day is an important event to participate in,” said Prof. Green.
“It is a great opportunity for the public to see the range of care services at the heart of their communities and for care homes to establish valuable connections.”
Lib. Dem. MP Paul Burstow said Care Home Open Day was a great way of demystifying care.
“Many people have fears about care homes that are not based on experience,” he said.
“I hope more people than ever will cross the threshold of their local care home and find out what the team are doing to deliver great care.”
David Cutler a director of The Barings Foundation, said the Foundation had focused its arts funding on work in care homes.
“We believe the arts have the power to give meaning, purpose and joy to anyone working or living in a care home,” said Mr Cutler.
“We are delighted that this is one of the themes for this year’s Care Home Open Day and would like to encourage everyone to get involved.”
- To learn more about the day, visit www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk