On Friday 16th June, Cloverdale House, our residential service in Hove, opened their doors and participated in Care Home 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.
Friends, family and the guests from the local authority attended the fun-filled day. This included games such as sack races and egg and spoon races. Locality Manager, Caroline Robbins, took part in the race along with some people that used to be supported by the team (who came back to say ‘hello’). Everyone enjoyed the reunion and catching up with old friends.
Service manager, Dawn, and a few friends from Maldon House, our residential service in Seaford also came to the sports day.
The day included games, a buffet and drinks, including lots of Pimm’s! There was even entertainment arranged from a singer, Caroline Matthews which everyone loved.
Everyone who attended received a certificate of attendance. The weather was perfect for the events and it was a great day for everyone involved.
Care Home Open Day as a national event 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. Trevor and the team were very happy with how the event was received by everyone.