HC-One care homes across the UK took part in UK Parliament Week from the 6th – 11th November 2023 where a record number of MPs and MSPs visited homes throughout the week.
HC-One homes hosted visits from politicians including Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham and Minister without Portfolio and Conservative Party Chairman visiting Greenways Court; Christian Wakeford, MP for Bury South and Opposition Whip (Commons) visiting Rose Court; Sir Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth and Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) visiting Eastbourne House; Dominic Raab, MP for Esher & Walton visiting Adelaide House; and Dame Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey visiting Leighton Court.
UK Parliament Week is an annual event which aims to spread the word about what Parliament is and the roles of local dignitaries, what Parliament and local dignitaries do, and how individuals can get involved, take action and make an impact on the issues they care about.
Residents and colleagues at HC-One care homes enjoyed meeting their local politicians and chatting to them about what life is like at their care homes – which are an integral part of their local communities.
In addition to welcome their local politicians, residents and colleagues have enjoyed a variety of fun-filled activities for UK Parliament Week which were enjoyed by all, including taking part in online Q&A sessions, quizzes and lively debates; debating issues and holding votes; creating petitions; holding themed assemblies and council elections; baking and crafting.
Slawomir Janik, Home Manager at Adelaide House Care Home, stated: “We were delighted to welcome Dominic Raab MP to our home. Everyone had a great time, chatting and discussing key issues they care about and what actions can be taken to overcome them.”
Leanne Batten-Smith, Home Manager at Rose Court Care Home, commented: “It was so lovely of Christian to take time out to visit us at Rose Court. The residents really enjoyed chatting to him of our local area and the work he is involved in.”