County Durham care homes open doors for summer fun

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On Friday June 21, Care UK’s homes joined hundreds of others around the country opening their doors for the first National Care Home Open Day, and in County Durham we took the opportunity to join in the celebrations.

At Ventress Hall, in Trinity Road, Darlington, we were very happy to welcome local groups supporting the elderly and those with dementia and we all enjoyed the entertainment.

Manager Judy Wray said: “We were delighted to see new faces during the open day, and it was a real pleasure to show people round.”

At Kings Court care home, in Market Place, Barnard Castle, our manager Mitch Lloyd said: “We focused on supporting the Teesdale Marie Curie Support Group, and everyone enjoyed the tea party we held. Their nurses’ work was on show, and we also had a display of our own work.”

A miniature pony  stole the show at Church View care home in Murton, near Seaham, when local school children and other visitors came along for a fete and to see our work. Manager Dorothy Marlow said: “We were glad to be able to give practical advice on supporting loved ones with dementia.”

As well as showing visitors around our homes we also gave away copies of the brand new book As Easy As ABC: Care UK’s Top 100 Hints and Tips for Activity Based Care. If you would like to learn more about ABC and how it can improve older people’s independence and wellbeing you can download it from www.careuk.com.

Open to new residents

Church Lane, Murton, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 9PG

Church View

Church View

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club
Open to new residents

Market Place, 14 Market Place, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8ND

Kings Court

Kings Court

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club
Open to new residents

22-28 Trinity Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7AZ

Ventress Hall

Ventress Hall

  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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