Care homes to celebrate friendship across local communities

Posted on June 7th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Care homes to celebrate friendship across local communities

Once again care homes are planning to celebrate connections with their local communities. After a successful day of celebrating great care across the UK on Care Home Open Day 2016, with more than 4,300 care homes taking part, this year’s event is on the 16th June.

England’s external affairs advisor Louisa Collyer-Hamlin said that, with Care Home Open Day’s emphasis on the importance of connecting with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport, the theme for this year will be “Friendship”.

“It’s the perfect recipe for having fun with your neighbours, feeding community spirit and helping to build stronger neighbourhood connections – so fits in nicely with the Care Home Open Day ethos,” said Ms Collyer-Hamlin.

“Care homes are encouraged to celebrate friendships that have developed between residents, families, friends and staff, as well as with their neighbours, to reinforce how they should be an integral part of their local area.”

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