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Open Day at Cumberland Care Home in Mitcham

June 16 2014

Residents in Mitcham are invited to take a closer look at the Cumberland care home on Friday 20th June from 12:30pm to 6:00pm, when it opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.

Cumberland Care Home, which is run by leading health and social care provider Care UK, is fully embracing National Care Home Open Day, which aims to welcome members of the public to their local care homes, connecting residents with their communities, and changing perceptions of care homes.

Visitors to the Cumberland care home on Whitford Gardens can part in the ‘Street Party’ themed day and find out what is was like to live in the 1940's with traditional music and food. Refreshments and tours of the home will be available throughout the day.

Attendees of the open day at Cumberland will also be able to pick up complimentary copies of Care UK’s ‘As Easy As ABC’ guide and the recently launched ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’. The popular guides provide practical information for those caring for loved ones living with dementia, as well as advice on how to communicate with a loved one in a care home and make the most of their visits.

Tamba Lamina, home manager at Cumberland, said: “With 113 care homes across the UK, Care UK has pledged its support to National Care Home Open Day; and on a local level, we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to Cumberland.

“Some people do still have misconceptions about care homes, and it is therefore necessary to dispel any myths and to demystify everyday life in a care home.  We are very proud of Cumberland and we are keen to take the opportunity to showcase everything the care home has to offer and the difference it makes to our residents’ lives.

“On Friday 20th June, visitors will have the opportunity to get to know the team here, and to find out more about the modern care environment and our approach to activity-based care.  We have set out to create a fun and entertaining event for the local community, as well as our residents and their families, and we hope members of the public will join us for what promises to be a memorable day.”

Cumberland has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives.  The home offers a range of services including residential and nursing care, specialist dementia care and respite care.

For further information, please contact customer relations manager Lorelei Shepherd at Cumberland, by emailing lorelei.shepherd@careuk.com or telephone 020 3131 5676.

The free guides are available to download from the Care UK website at www.careuk.com/talkdementia or www.careuk.com/abc

To find out more about National Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk

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