Plan for national ‘Care Home Open Day’
Caring Times, November 2012
A group of major care providers and associations has announced plans for a UK-wide ‘Care Home Open Day’ to be held on 21st June 2013.
The idea behind the day will be to encourage communities to go into their local care homes and to connect residents and communities together. It is hoped that as many care homes as possible will join the event UK-wide and it is open to any care home, regardless of whether it is council run, or independent.
Care homes are free to put on any activities they think will attract their local community into their homes and providers hope the open say will help to dispel some of the myths about residential care, by showing local people what excellent services are at the heart of their community. More details and some advice and suggestions for care homes will be available towards the end of the year.
Members of the group behind the Care Open Day are: Anchor Trust, Care Forum Wales, Barchester Healthcare English Community Care Association (England), BUPA, Independent Health Care Providers (Northern Ireland), Care UK, National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA), Four Seasons Healthcare, the National Care Forum (England), HC-One and Scottish Care.