What are we hoping to achieve?
For far too long the care home sector has been marred by the negative press generated by a minority of badly run homes, and we’re determined to show people what the majority of care homes are really about.Some would even have you believe that care homes only do anything once a year on Care Home Open Day - not true! Good care homes do lots of great things throughout the year and this day is simply a way to showcase that and celebrate with the local communities.
We want the world to realise that care homes really can be inspiring places, full of unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.
Because we're determined to build thousands of friendships, to change long-held misconceptions, to create thousands of memories, and to have a fantastic day that will enrich lives!
For all press enquiries, please contact Leonie Purvis on firstname.lastname@example.org
Help spread the word
If you are having an event at your home or you're part of a community that wishes to help raise awareness of Care Home Open Day, you can help get the message out by putting up posters, including it in a newsletter, distributing flyers in your local community or sending out an email.Social media is a great way to spread the news. Please use any of the following official hashtags: #CHOD16 #carehomeopenday #caringcommunities
If you are creating materials to print out, the below download contains large versions of the Care Home Open Day logos in both English and Welsh.