Care Home Open Day is set to take place for the third year and will be held on 19 June 2015, promoting the themes of ‘The Arts and Valuing Staff’.
Supported by a group of care providers, associations, charities and care regulators, Care Home Open Day aims to reinforce the connections care homes have with their local communities, as well as challenging misconceptions about care settings. Care Home Open Day has proven to be a great success; the event is growing year-on-year, with more care homes signing across the UK and other countries celebrating on the same day.
Des Kelly, NCF Executive Director, said:
“The best care homes are open places with well-established links with their local communities. The Care Home Open Day is a wonderful opportunity for all care homes to showcase their services and the arts and valuing staff themes will give an added focus this year. The NCF is proud to be involved in supporting and promoting the event to members.”
Paul Burstow MP, commented:
“Care Home Open Day is a great way of demystifying care. Many people have fears about care homes that are not based on experience. 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, Director, The Barings Foundation, added:
“The Baring Foundation has been focusing our arts funding on work in care homes as we believe it has the power to give meaning, purpose and joy to anyone working or living there. 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.”