Kingsdown House, our residential service in Strood, held an event on a hot summer’s day in June as part of Care Home Open Day.
These events are all about showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities.
Service Manager, Andy Jupp, said they were “proud to hold the event”, they invited the families of the people they support, care managers, health professionals and people from the local community to come and experience first-hand the work that is put into Kingsdown House by all of the staff. Something which the team are all extremely proud of.
There was live music from the service’s regular music therapist Neil Frost and free reflexology and massages from Sue Coveney.
Luckily for everyone who attended the weather was “glorious”, which lead to staff deciding to have a BBQ for everyone that visited.
Guests all commented on the relaxed and friendly environment within the service, and how happy the people we support appeared to be as they were happily singing and dancing throughout the day.
The staff supported the people living at the service to prepare for the event, this included putting up banners outside the service and decorating the garden and inside of the house with balloons, bunting and banners.
Before the event the people we support also created their own invitations which they sent out to family and friends.
The open day was so successful that the service have already started planning another family day in the summer, everyone is hoping for more sunshine for this!
Overall everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, and the service received some great feedback from families who very much appreciated being invited into the home and loved the opportunity to see the hard work that goes into making it such a wonderful place to live and work.