Across its family of homes around the UK, leading care provider HC-One welcomed hundreds of local people and distinguished guests into their homes to celebrate the sixth annual Care Home Open Day in style on 21st April.
Care Home Open Day is a national event that gives local people the opportunity to learn more about the services at the heart of their community. It focusses on bringing those who live locally into care homes to experience life in a home and to better understand how kind care is delivered. This year’s theme was ‘Linking Our Community’, and HC-One launched a ‘Big Sing’, with HC-One homes across the country forming their own choirs with Residents, their loved ones, colleagues and neighbours. The choirs sang ‘You Are My Sunshine’ at the same time, creating a ‘Big Sing’ that brought HC-One homes across the country together in unison.
There were a variety of different activities on offer for all to take part in, including afternoon teas, village fete and circus themes days, visits from local animals and lots more entertainment and games to encourage partnerships between those living and working within care homes, and the surrounding local community.
HC-One Chief Executive Officer Justin Hutchens said:
“Care Home Open Day embodies our ethos at HC-One, as our relationships with the local communities in which we are proud to serve are such an integral part of the work that we do.
“I had the pleasure of taking part in the events at both Aston House in Hayes, and Tower Bridge in Southwark, and meeting so many of our wonderful neighbours. It was such a poignant moment to hear us all singing together, knowing that thousands of others across the UK were doing the same.
“We strive to be the first-choice provider for those looking for the kindest care and the employer of choice for the best, most professional and kindest staff, and we are so pleased to be able to demonstrate this to our visitors during Care Home Open Day.”
HC-One is proud of achieving a 9.3/10 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website carehome.co.uk. The high rating puts HC-One homes into the very best company in the care home sector, committed to providing the kindest care to residents.