SCIE press release

National Care Home Open Day

21 June 2013

Over 2,000 care homes are opening their doors today. National Care Home Open Day aims to show that care homes can be inspiring places, full of unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by people that really do care. SCIE says that residents in care homes should have opportunities to contribute to their local communities.

National Care Home Open Day is a great opportunity to highlight the excellent examples of good care we know exist. It follows recent media exposure of the very opposite; bad care. Although we must all learn from these incidents and constantly improve what we do for people who use services and their families, today offers the chance for many people across the country to see a different side of things; and find out what is going on in their local care home.  

I am looking forward to visiting the Glebe Care Home in Belfast and three other SCIE colleagues are also visiting care homes in England and Wales. We will be enjoying a range of activities - international skypeing, cake-making, dancing, karaoke and tours of homes.

I wish everyone taking part good luck and hope everyone visiting is inspired to come back another day!

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Steve Palmer | Press and Public Affairs Manager | Tel: 020 7766 7419 | Mob: 07739 458 192 | Email: media@scie.org.uk