Jenny Willott MP supports National Care Home Open Day

June 25, 2013 5:10 PM

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Three Cardiff based care homes opened their doors to the local community on Friday as part of the nationwide open day. Regency House, Shire Hall and Ty Enfys took part in the event, organised by Care Forum Wales to shout about all the good work that goes on at the home.

For a long time care homes have received negative press about their facilities and standards of care. Care Forum Wales thought it was about time this changed and set about organising the National Open Day. The day is designed to recognise those homes that have been involved in positive activities and change perceptions of care by getting people through the doors of their local care homes to see what goes on and understand a bit more about the work that we do.

Many homes joined in across the country, including all 17 care homes run by Hallmark Care Homes, a leading provider of care across England and Wales. There was a whole host of events from Ascot themed days and 1940's street parties to summer fetes and BBQ's.

Regency House and Shire Hall both hosted summer fetes while Ty Enfys held a coffee morning and welcomed Jenny Willott MP along with Trish Kearney from the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Guests at all three homes were offered tours around the home and members of the dedicated team were also on hand to answer any questions about the care of a loved one.

Regency House Manager, Debby Roose said, "We were delighted to engage local communities in all the fantastic work we do at Regency House. It was a great opportunity to showcase our relationship-centred care approach and offer advice on care to anyone concerned about a loved one."

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