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Croydon homes celebrate the first ever National Care Home Open Day

July 1st 2013

Friday June 21 saw a nationwide celebration of all that is best in residential care as homes opened to the public for the first National Care Home Open Day.

In Croydon, four Care UK homes hosted events and gave away free copies of our new book that gives lots of ideas on how people can use Activity Based Care (ABC) with their relatives.

 At Amberley Lodge, in Purley, residents and visitors were joined by children from St Nicholas School who sang in the gardens. There were also poetry readings, cultural costumes, a lucky dip and stalls for people to enjoy, as well as a chance to meet the team and find out more about the home.

At Heavers Court, in Croydon, the open day fun included a flying display by birds of prey and visitors were able to enjoy an old-fashion garden party.

At Addington Heights Resource Centre, in Milne Park West, visitors were able to view a display of the centre’s many activities and see how ABC works to create person-centred care. They also had a chance to look at art work created by service users and enjoy afternoon tea.

Finally, at the Cumberland care home, in Mitcham, visitors enjoyed a truly fun-packed day of entertainment which included music, baking, games and a performance by the team of the much-loved pantomime Cinderella.

If you would like to learn more about ABC and how it can improve older people’s independence and wellbeing you can download our new book from

Cumberland is a small, intimate and welcoming care home in Mitcham in Surrey that provides quality, tailored dementia and nursing care for older people.

67 Whitford Gardens

0333 4343 021

Heavers Court is a modern purpose-built that provides residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including those who are living with dementia.

Heavers Court
122-124 Selhurst Road
Greater London
SE25 6LL

0204 502 7387

Addington Heights is a warm and inviting care home set in a quiet location in New Addington, near Croydon.

Addington Heights
1 Milne Park West
New Addington
Greater London

0168 976 8144

At Amberley Lodge we provide modern facilities, together with a warm welcome, in a beautiful part of Surrey.

Amberley Lodge
86 Downlands Road

0333 4343 001