National Care Home Open Day

This month saw many of our homes taking part in the first National Care Home Open Day, an initiative set up to challenge preconceptions around care homes through opening the doors to care homes up and down the UK.

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of English Community Care Association and spokesperson for NCHOD explained the rational behind the day:

‘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.’

Many of our homes not only opened their doors, but also put on some fantastic events to celebrate the first event of this magnitude. Cream Teas were the order of the day with a number of the homes putting their own spin on events – Marchglen and Sundridge hosted Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties, whilst Cedar House charged for cream teas, with all proceeds going to Marie Curie.

Live entertainment was on the bill at many homes including Claydon House, Laverstock Care Centre, Moorlands and Mill House, with several homes also welcoming notable guests at the events including MP Marcus Jones, who spent the day at Gildawood Court.

Heffle Court meanwhile, used the event as an opportunity to officially open a number of their new amenities, such as the sensory garden and hairdressing salon.

Paul Jeffery underlined the importance of the day to Caring Homes as a leading independent care provider:

"At Caring Homes the foundation of our philosophy is to support elderly people to lead enriched and engaged lifestyles. National Care Home Open Day provided a great opportunity to open our doors to the public and welcome them into our homes to see first-hand that life in a care home can be a positive experience."

Sundridge Court

Home Manager

Theresa Afodume

Address

19 Edward Road,
Bromley,
Kent,
BR1 3NG

Contact
0808 223 5539
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Marchglen

Home Manager

Marek Tarnawski

Address

2 Gannel Hill View,
Fishcross,
Alloa,
Clackmannanshire,
FK10 3GN

Contact
0808 223 5522
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Laverstock Care Centre

Home Manager

Helen Pessell

Address

London Road,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP1 3HP

Contact
0808 223 5520
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Heffle Court

Home Manager

Debby Potter

Address

Station Road,
Heathfield,
East Sussex,
TN21 8DR

Contact
0808 223 5510
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Gildawood Court

Home Manager

Jo Madejowska

Address

School Walk,
Attleborough,
Nuneaton,
Warwickshire,
CV11 4PJ

Contact
0808 223 5508
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