about the open day

Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities.

Thousands of care homes across the UK take part each year, welcoming the public and arranging events and activities that help to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities.

This is all about showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.

We're making some positive noise - and we want you to be part of it!

This year we are once again partnering with The Big Lunch, which is the UK's annual get together for neighbours. Every year in June since the idea began in 2009, millions of people stop what they're doing and get together with neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship. In partnering with National Care Home Open Day in 2017, The Big Lunch is aiming to support care homes all over the country to open their doors and invite the community in.

Organising a Big Lunch shouldn't be overly complicated, or require a lot of resources or money: it can be as big or as small as you like. By making use of what you already have and doing a little research to see what others can share, you'd be surprised at what you can all bring to the table!

Order your free Big Lunch Starter Pack here

What do we want to achieve?

Care Home Open Day is about connecting people!  We want to enrich the lives of the UK's care home residents by reminding people that care homes in every community are filled with  unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.

But don’t just take our word for it - we hope you will join us on 16th June 2017 - just  click here to find a home near you  and see what they’re planning for the big day! If you are a care home who wants to join in, then just click on the registration tab at the top of the home page and set up an account. 

In the mean time, we need everyone to get involved and help us by spreading the word - just like us on  Facebook  or share with your friends on  Twitter, and together we’ll make a difference that lasts!

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