Residents at Anchor care homes up and down the country will enjoy a variety of activities associated with the theme of The Arts to mark Care Home Open Day (CHOD) on Friday 19 June.

Staff at Anchor care homes across England have organised a wide range of events for their residents as part of this annual celebration day.

The homes will also be using the event to invite members of the local community, who want to find out more about a career in the care sector, to meet with our recruitment teams.

Connie Oppong, Manager of Anchor’s Greenhive care home in Peckham said this future shortfall in the number of carers was why Anchor was investing so much effort in recruiting new members of staff.

She added there were a wide variety of jobs available, such as activity co-ordinators, catering staff, handymen and carers.

Connie said: “This year’s Care Home Open Day will be a lot of fun for our residents and I hope that people will visit Greenhive and all the other Anchor care homes to see for themselves what a great place it is to live and work.

“Meaningful activities, such as those organised for Care Home Open Day, are a key part of residents’ day as it stimulates them both mentally and physically.

“But the day will also be a chance for visitors to find out more about working for Anchor.

“The care sector needs to attract a wider range of staff: young and old, and we need more men to consider care as a potential career – particularly as men are living longer. Our workforce should reflect the diversity of our residents.

“Applicants don’t need to have worked in the care sector before but we are looking for candidates who are passionate about providing top quality care and who have an empathy with older people. This is an opportunity for a career where you can do well by doing good.”

Anyone wanting to find out about job opportunities at Anchor can go to www.anchor.org.uk/careers.

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