Hill Care Group is opening the doors of its 5 care homes across the North East to invite carers to come and find out about the local support available this Friday (17th June), to mark National Care Home Open Day.
National Care Home Open Day is a UK-wide initiative, now in its fourth year, which aims to raise community awareness of the support and facilities offered by care homes.
There are almost seven million carers in the UK who look after elderly or sick relatives at home. Juggling work, family commitments and caring responsibilities can be both challenging and at times lonely. Recent reports suggest that often carers would welcome external help or even feel guilty about not being able to do more to support their loved ones.
The Hill Care Group and its expert teams of care staff want to reach out to carers and give them the opportunity to explore the various support options available to them.
Liz Jones, customer relations officer at Hill Care, said: “National Care Home Open Day is about engaging with the community and offering a helping hand for anyone out there who is caring for a loved one.
“Inside our care homes are some of the loveliest, most interesting characters you could wish to meet. Not only that but we have some of the most well-trained and attentive staff who enable our residents – some of whom are temporary guests enjoying respite care and some permanent residents – to still lead rich fulfilling lives.
“For us, the day is about demystifying the range of support and facilities that are available through our care homes and getting to know some of the local carers who do such a wonderful job.”
From 10am until 4pm anyone caring for a relative or friend is invited to drop into any of the Hill Care homes in the North East: The Beeches, Mandale House and Ingleby in Stockton-on-Tees, The Gables in Middlesbrough and Queens Meadow in Hartlepool will all be opening their doors to the public.
To find out more about Care Home Open Day visit http://www.carehomeopenday.org.uk/