Two care homes in Lynn opened their doors to the local community on Friday as part of the nationwide open day.
Amberley Hall and Goodwins Hall both took part in the event, organised by Care England to shout about all the good work that goes on at the home.
For a long time care homes have received negative press about their facilities and standards of care.
Care England thought it was about time this changed and set about organising the National Open Day, which was designed to recognise those homes that have been involved in positive activities and change perceptions of care by getting people through the doors of their local care homes to see what goes on and understand a bit more about the work that we do.
Many homes joined in across the country, including all 18 care homes run by Hallmark Care Homes, a leading provider of care across England and Wales. There were a whole host of events from Ascot themed days and tropical beach parties to summer fetes and afternoon teas.
Amberley Hall hosted a professionals event with information available from the Alzheimer’s Society, Parkinson’s UK and the Care Quality Commission. The home was visited by the Borough Mayor, Mr Barry Ayres, and North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham who both enjoyed tours of the home and were very impressed with the new refurbishment.
Goodwins Hall spent the day getting involved in many different exercises, including new sensation Oomph. At both homes guests were offered tours around the home and members of the dedicated team were also on hand to answer any questions about the care of a loved one.
Goodwins Hall Manager, Joan Agcaoili said: “We were delighted to engage local communities in all the fantastic work we do at Goodwins Hall. It was a great opportunity to showcase our relationship-centred care approach and offer advice on care to anyone concerned about a loved one.”