National Care Home Day is being held on Friday, 16 June 2017. This a UK wide initiative where care homes open their doors to their local people to help create lasting links between the care home residents and their local communities.
The theme for this year is “Friendship” and focuses on joining together for a Big Lunch. It aims to get as many people as possible to share lunch together in an act of friendship that will encourage communities to connect and help to prevent isolation amongst those who may be living alone.
Lending their support to the day, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Helen Cullinan, Patient Experience Officer said:
“In West Leicestershire there are currently 22 nursing homes; 77 residential homes; two combined nursing /residential homes and three learning disability homes. Altogether they provide care to over 1500 people. Events such as National Care Home Open Day encourage all of us within the local health community to work together. By supporting each other we can create awareness and demonstrate how we can make a positive impact and help enrich local people’s lives.”
One of the local homes that will be celebrating National Care Home Day is Cedar Mews, located in Birstall. The home caters to the individual needs of each of their residents. Cedar Mews’ team of staff are determined to make a difference to ensure that their residents live happy, fulfilled, and enriched lives.
Cedar Mews are hosting ‘Cedar Mews Big Lunch’; joining forces with the local churches and connecting with any vulnerable local residents. They will be invited to come and have lunch with them. Later in the afternoon if the weather permits, they will hold an afternoon tea street party.
For more information about Cedar Mews visit:
Cedar Mews, Hallam Fields Road, Birstall, Leicestershire, LE4 3LX.
The link to National Care Home Day is below: