Care Home Open Day: 16 June 2017
Care Home Open Day: 17 June 2016
2016's theme was 'Celebration'.
April Ross, our Membership Coordinator visited outstanding rated Attleborough Grange, WCS Care. The celebration was a ‘wedding’ between two staff members, the bride was given away by resident Fred and the resident’s celebrated afterwards with dancing and songs performed by local singer Kathy.
NCHOD has helped to:
- Improve links with the local community
By opening doors to the local community care homes were able to show all the positive things happening at care homes day-in and day-out. MPs and other local dignitaries, GPs, schools and churches, and the local press, artists and volunteers, relatives and friends came along.
- Challenge misconceptions associated with care homes
We know that the best care homes are open and transparent places – the open day lets people from the community judge for themselves.
- Enrich the lives of people living in care homes
Those living in care homes deserve to be involved in special events, and feel included with things that are happening outside of their care home.
- Recognise the work of carers
The best care requires dedication and commitment – day-in and day-out! The National Care Home Open Day is an opportunity for visitors to see the important impact which carers have on a daily basis.
- Accentuate the positives
The National Care Home Open Day demonstrates the creativity and imagination present in care settings. Being part of a national/international event boosts morale and creates a sense of togetherness. The atmosphere on the day was full of excitement with something to get people talking for days to come.
- Encourage volunteering
People living in care homes get real enjoyment from visits from those in the local community. Visitors are able to see what a difference they could make by offering a small amount of their time, and get a feel for working in the sector.
Photos show celebrations at:
Greensleeves Care, Accord Group, Orders of St John Care Trust
Care Home Open Day: 19 June 2015
This year's themes are The Arts & Valuing Staff - find out more!
For far too long the care home sector has been marred by the negative press and we’re determined to show people what our care homes are really about ...to build thousands of friendships, to change long-held perceptions, to create thousands of memories, and to have a fantastic day that will enrich lives!
Photos from NCF members - Care Home Open Day 2015
2014 - Open Day goes global!
National Open Home days are now be promoted and held on the same date in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Malta and in many other countries! NCHOD South Africa promo
More care homes than ever participated in the NCHOD on 20 June 2014
We want the world to realise that care homes really can be inspiring places, full of unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.