Care homes to take part in campaign

Orchard Meadows in Prescott Close, Banbury.

Orchard Meadows in Prescott Close, Banbury.

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Four care homes in Banburyshire will open their doors to the public tomorrow (Friday) as part of a national campaign.

Four care homes in Banburyshire will open their doors to the public today (Friday) as part of a national campaign.

Orchard Meadows and Lark Rise care homes in Prescott Close, Banbury are both run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) and staff will be organising activities as part of National Care Homes Day to help better connect residents with their local communities.

Other OSJCT care homes taking part are Lake House in Adderbury and the Henry Cornish Centre in Chipping Norton.

Patsy Just, Oxfordshire assistant operations director, said: “Creating strong links within the community is very important to us and we’re always looking for new opportunities to get our residents involved in the local area – so we’re delighted to once again support National Care Home Open Day.

“Across the trust we believe it’s exceptionally important to provide chances for people within the community to visit our homes, spend time with residents and develop a better understanding of what care home life is truly like.”

The event aims to connect care homes and their residents with local communities by offering an open day for anyone to visit as a way of gaining a better understanding of all that’s offered in terms of care provision and facilities, including a chance to meet new people and change lives by volunteering.

Visitors can also speak to staff on the day to learn a bit more about the trust and the work it does.

Ms Just said: “Awareness initiatives like National Care Home Open Day play a key role in building these relationships by providing valuable opportunities to spread the word about our homes and all we do.

“By running events in each of our homes throughout the country, we hope to change perceptions of care homes across the board while enhancing the lives of our residents by providing regular occasions to get to know their neighbours.”


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