Care homes to open their doors to public

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Bupa’s care homes are set to open their doors over the summer for the public to experience what it is like to live and work in one of their care homes.

The Highclere nursing home in Milton Keynes is set to join in the National Care Home Open Day on Friday, June 21.

Members of the public will be invited to join in with games, arts and crafts and gardening sessions.

Operations director of Bupa care homes, Richard Jackson, is keen for the public to gain an insight into how their care homes operate.

He said: “This is a great opportunity for people to see first-hand, just how our care homes operate as well as talk with the people who actually live and work there.

“We want to offer a taste of a typical day and demonstrate what Bupa’s care homes do to ensure living in a home is comfortable and enjoyable and working in care is fun and engaging, while also providing a fantastic day for all of the local community to join in.”

The main aim for the NCHOD is to focus on incorporating the residents into the communities they are living in and build relationships between them and the public.

The day will also provide a unique insight into what it is like to work as a carer in elderly or nursing care.

Anyone who may be considering this as a career can attend an open day and have the opportunity to have a chat with staff to find out what job opportunities are available in care homes.

More information about participating care homes can be found on nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk