A king and queen celebrating their 90th birthdays, a 1940s party, 20 MPs and a colleague telling The Metro why being a carer is the best job in the world…that’s Care Home Open Day Anchor-style!

Anchor colleagues across the country pulled out the stops to make the fourth Care Home Open Day a great success. Thank you to all those who were involved, you made it a truly fabulous day.

It was great to see a huge range of activities taking place: from Glendale’s own resident “king and queen” celebrating their 90th birthdays, to a 1940s vintage party at Devonshire House to music therapy at Godiva Lodge, to name but a few. 

Care Home Open Day is all about getting the word out about the great service we offer our customers and the range of career opportunities available in our sector. I was pleased that 20 MPs took up the invitation to visit their local care home on the day, so they could then tell their constituents why a career in care is a smart move. Check out our news pages to read more about the fab activities going on around the country.

Adele Hawkins, Deputy Home Manager at Clayburn Court, Peterborough, did a fantastic job of explaining on The Metro’s website why a career in care is so rewarding. The Metro has over 1.2 million visits a day so what better place to highlight this career path to people?

I’m always keen to celebrate Happy Living in action and customer John Vaughan, 58, of Bower Court, Newark, experienced just that when we arranged for him to ride on a train for the very first time. Health complications had prevented him for taking a train in the past but we were able to arrange the trip as part of our Silver Dreams campaign. Read more in this blog about John’s special day.

It’s a great example of how we really make a difference to people’s lives. 

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