For the third year running, Anchor are participating in Care Home Open Day and this year it is being held on 19th June 2015, promoting the themes of “The Arts and Valuing Staff”.

Supported by a group of leading care providers, associations, charities and care regulators, including Anchor, Care Home Open Day aims to reinforce the connections care homes have across their local communities, as well as challenging misconceptions about residential care and showcasing the excellent services that are at the heart of communities across the UK. To date, Care Home Open Day has proven to be a great success and the event is growing year-on-year, with more care homes signing up to take part each time.

Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England, said: "Care Home Open Day is an important event to participate in. It is a great opportunity for the public to see the range of care services at the heart of their communities and for care homes to establish valuable connections.”

Paul Burstow MP, commented: “Care Home Open Day is a great way of demystifying care. Many people have fears about care homes that are not based on experience. I hope more people than ever will cross the threshold of their local care home and find out what the team are doing to deliver great care."

David Cutler, Director, The Barings Foundation, stated: “‘The Baring Foundation has been focusing our arts funding on work in care homes as we believe it has the power to give meaning, purpose and joy to anyone working or living there. We are delighted that this is one of the themes for this year’s Care Home Open Day and would like to encourage everyone to get involved.”

Last year Anchor's care home across England took part in an array of activities and participated in the #CareWave - a huge Mexican wave that spread across the world. Watch the videos on our YouTube channel to see the #CareWave spread.

To learn more about the day, please visit http://www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk/

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