Let’s celebrate friendships on National Care Home Open Day

Residents are encouraged to visit their local care home and celebrate 'Friendship' on National Care Home Open Day.


Release date: 5 June 2017

Friendships in care will be celebrated as part of National Care Home Open Day on Friday 16 June.

West Sussex County Council is delighted to be helping to promote the day in recognition of care homes’ wider work in the community.

This year’s open day celebrates the theme of friendship and the friendships between care home residents, their families and staff.

Now in its fifth year, the open day encourages local people to visit their local care home and take part in the many events and activities planned to help bring together local communities.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Peter Catchpole, said: “I hope that residents will join me in popping along to their nearest care home for part of the day. Care homes are ‘home’ to many local people and play a vital role in our local communities, with a positive impact on people’s lives.

“National Care Home Open Day is also a good opportunity for people considering a job in care to find out what working in care is actually like by visiting homes and chatting to staff about the various job roles."

More than 75% of the county’s care homes have been rated either as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

To find out more about local vacancies and care recruitment events, please visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/jobsincare.

People taking part in the open day can show their support by posting on social media and using the hashtag #CHOD17.

To find out your nearest participating care home, visit www.carehomeopenday.org.uk 

For more information visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/nchod

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