The idea behind National Care Homes Open Day is to encourage communities to visit their local care homes. This will hopefully then connect care home residents and their local communities together.
The main hope of the day:
We’re determined to build thousands of friendships, to change long-held perceptions, to create thousands of memories, and to have a fantastic day that will enrich lives!
Care homes are often perceived as too isolated from the communities in which they are located. Any care home can take part, regardless of whether it’s council run or independent.
Suffolk County Council’s care homes and community wellbeing centres transferred to Care UK in December 2012. Here is a list of Care UK care homes taking part in National Care Homes Open Day, scroll down to locate Suffolk.
Other organisations in Suffolk may be putting on their own activities. Linked here are other care homes in Suffolk taking part.