National Care Home Open Day

CHOD 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.
  • 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! Care Home Open Day is an opportunity for visitors to see the important impact which carers have on a daily basis.

Accentuate the positives
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.

Rising Stars take part in National Care Home Open Day 2019

The NCF Rising Stars took part in Care Home Open Day 2019

NCF Rising Star, Philip Smith, is the Manager at Florence House, Pilgrim Friends Society. For Care Home Open Day they held an open coffee morning with relatives and visitors who all took part in discussing the vision of the home for the next year, followed by a short church service led by the CEO, Stephen Hammersley. They finished off with fun in the sunshine!

In the West Midlands at Phil Mead House, NCF Rising Star – Pam Casey of The Abbeyfield Society and the team invited friends and family to their keep fit session for lots of stretching and resistance training to ensure good agility. After a good hour of exercise the residents enjoyed a chippy lunch…

…and in Norfolk, NCF Rising Star, Adam Roberts and the residents at Rose Meadow, NorseCare supported he North Walsham 5K run with lots of singing and cheering, in which one of the Care and Support Workers took part.