Care homes across West Sussex will be opening their doors to the public as part of National Care Home Open Day on Friday June 17.
Residents are encouraged to visit their local care home to get involved in the number of events and activities taking place.
The initiative, supported by West Sussex County Council & West Sussex Partners in Care, looks to help build positive links between care home providers, residents, staff and their local communities.
Peter Catchpole, cabinet member for adult social care and health at WSCC, said: “We know how important the care sector is in supporting our residents and National Care Home Open Day provides the perfect platform to help raise awareness of this across the whole of the community.”
“I look forward to being a part of the day again this year and it would be wonderful if members of the public could do the same.”
Rosemary Pavoni, chair of West Sussex Partners in Care, added: “WSPiC is proud to support National Care Home Open Day and celebrate the wonderful work that takes place every day in our care homes, providing care to some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”
The theme for this year’s open day is ‘Celebration,’ with those attending encouraged to celebrate the efforts of care homes within the region, while also finding out what care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities.
For more information and to find out which care homes are taking part near you, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/nchod
West Sussex Care Homes participating in National Care Home Open Day:
Drumconner – 13-21 Brighton Road, Lancing, BN15 8RJ – Tea party, entertainment and homemade cakes.
Elmcroft – St Giles Close, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6AT
Darlington Court (holding theirs on Sat 18 June) – The Leas off Station Road, Rustington, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 3SE – Live entertainment with traditional funfair games, a BBQ, fortune teller and photo booth.
The Martlets (Shaw) – Fairlands, East Preston, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 1HS
Elizabeth House – 83 Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2TB
Warmere Court (Shaw) – Downview Way, Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0HN
Glebe House – Stein Road, Southbourne, Chichester, West Sussex, PO10 8LB
Rotherlea (Shaw) – Dawtrey Road, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0EA – Tea and coffee with a guided tour.
Marriott House – Tollhouse Close, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SG – An afternoon of fun!
Pinewood Nursing Home - Cot Lane, Chidham, PO18 8ST - Celebration of the Queen’s 90th. Live music in the morning and other activities throughout the day (11am-4.30pm).
Willow Lodge - 11-15 Stein Road, Southbourne, Nr Emsworth, PO10 8LB - 1940s street party theme with activities and buffet food (10.30am-3.30pm).
Augusta Court - Winterbourne Rd, Chichester, PO19 6TT - Great British Street Party/Mad Hatters Tea Party. Crafts and quizzes with a Great British/Queen theme.
Majorie Cobby - 38 St Peter’s Crescent, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0NA
Burleys Wood – Brunswick Close, Furnace Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6JE
Deerswood Lodge – Ifield Green, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0LZ
Rosedale – 25 Kings Road, Horsham, RH13 5PP – Celebrating Queen’s 90th Birthday and reminiscing her reign.
Mill River Lodge (Shaw) – Duke’s Square, Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1JF
Valerie Manor – Henfield Road, Upper Beeding, BN44 3TF
Croft Meadow (Shaw) – Tanyard Lane, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RJ – Dolly Parton impersonator with drinks, hotdogs, games and fancy dress.
Hillside Lodge (Shaw) – Spiro Close, London Road, Pulborough, RH20 1FG – Coffee morning with entertainment and a guided tour.
Red Oaks - The Hooks, Henfield, BN5 9UY - Celebrating the varied lives of residents. Photographic exhibition showing their lives and major events with cakes and refreshments.
Stildon Brendoncare – London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 19Z
Forest View – Southway, Burgess Hill, RH15 9SU
Ashton House – Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4BX – BBQ and refreshments, including Pimms and scones.
Horncastle House – Plawhouse Lane, Sharpthorne, RH19 4JH – Queen’s Birthday celebrations with an indoor street party/live entertainment and a visit from the Mayor.
Compton House – 40 Compton Road, Lindfield, RH16 2JZ
Hilgay - Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0AL
Silver Court - Halsfold Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 1PD - Live entertainment, BBQ, homemade refreshments and stalls including clothing and homeware
Beech Hurst - Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4DA - Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations with a BBQ, musical entertainment and a raffle (3pm-5pm)
Westall House - Westall House, Birchgrove Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 7BS - Coffee Morning (10am-12pm), Musical Entertainment (2.30pm-4.00pm) and a Grand Summer Raffle
Amberley Lodge – 11 Chaucer Road, Worthing, BN11 4PD – Tea party and entertainment (11am-4pm).
Victoria Grand - 22 Mill Road, Worthing, BN11 4LF
Westdene House - 1 Rye Close, Worthing, BN11 5EG (3pm-5pm)
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