Willington Care Home Welcomed A Special Guest For Fun Community Open Day

Staff and residents at Willington-based Richmond Court care home were joined by The Mayor of Greater Willington, Councillor Fraser Tinsley and members of the local community for a fun open day.

The home threw open its doors to members of the public on National Care Home Open Day and had stalls and entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Visitors were also able to take tours of the facilities on site and speak to members of staff about the specialist care on offer at the home.

National Care Home Open Day is an initiative that saw thousands of care homes throughout the UK opening their doors to welcome the public to connect residents with their local communities and change perceptions of care homes.

Richmond Court, which also has Raby Cottage and Binchester Court on site, provides care for 45 residents, including mental health and dementia nursing care and residential or respite care for people with learning difficulties.

Julie Gray, Manager at Richmond Court, said: “It was a fantastic day that was enjoyed by residents and all the members of the community who visited the home.

“National Care Home Open Day is a very important day in our calendar, as it allows members of the public to see what our care home is really about and enables us to chat to members of staff and residents, hopefully helping to change some peoples’ perceptions of care homes.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to The Mayor of Greater Willington, Councillor Fraser Tinsley, for attending and making the event that bit more special.”