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Open Day at The Willows Care Home in Middlesbrough

June 17 2014

Residents in Middlesborough are invited to take a closer look at The Willows care home on Friday 20th June from 11:00am to 3:00pm, when the Care UK team opens its doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.

The Willows, 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 Willows on Cavendish Road can take part in a host of family-friendly activities as part of a 1940’s themed day. The team at the care home will be suitably dressed in 1940’s attire and there will be photographs of residents and their families from their youth. Refreshments and tours of the home will be available throughout the day.

Attendees of the open day at The Willows 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.

Helen Nutton, home manager at The Willows, 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 The Willows.

“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 The Willows 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.”

The Willows is a purpose built care home 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 Liz Jones at The Willows, by emailing Elizabeth1.Jones@careuk.com or telephone 0333 4343 079. 

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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