One of UK’s largest not-for-profit care providers has opened the doors of its 68 care homes in support of this year’s National Care Home Open Day on today.
As part of the nationwide initiative, The Orders of St John Care Trust is welcoming its neighbours throughout the country into its homes as a way of building and reinforcing lasting relationships between residents and their local communities.
This year’s theme for the day is Celebration, so as part of the day, the Trust’s care homes are organising activities and events for residents and visitors linked to the Queen’s 90 glorious years.
Many of the Trust’s care homes will also be hosting activities on Saturday 18th June to allow those working daytime during weekdays to stop in to say hello and meet the homes’ residents and care teams.
Kevin Hall, OSJCT Operations Director, said: “National Care Home Open Day is all about connecting people and inviting the local community into our care homes to have a look around and join in some of the fun filled activities we have arranged. It is also a perfect opportunity for our residents to continue celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday.
“From hosting weekly community coffee mornings to welcoming local schools to spend an afternoon with residents, building strong ties within our local communities is extremely important for the Trust. That’s why National Care Home Open Day is such a significant day in our calendar each year.
“By opening our doors and welcoming our neighbours, we hope to raise awareness and remind people that care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters supported by teams of exceptionally caring individuals.”
National Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities with the intent of showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.