Over 500 care homes and more than 40 MPs from across the UK have supported Virtual Care Home Open Week.
Highlights of the week included: a visit by Care Minister Helen Whately MP to TLC Care’s Karuna Manor (pictured); care home residents at Sussex Housing & Care connecting with over 150 school children from across Sussex on Thursday 1 July for a big community sing along; live music concerts from Live Music Now; a Hallmark Care Homes’ dance-a-thon to raise money for Musica Music and Wellbeing; and a virtual visit by DHSC staff to Wentworth Court in Cheltenham.
Mitesh Dhanak, Founder of Precious Homes and part of the organising committee for the event, said: “This year’s event, spread over a week, was a huge success with over 500 homes participating in COVID secure events ranging from virtual care home tours to virtual cookery and wellbeing sessions.
“We were also delighted to note that Minister Helen Wheatley MP and many members of her department participated actively by attending a number of events.
“A huge thank you to our partners Virgin Money and Civitas and of course thank you to all the people who participated. I look forward to building on this year’s success and having even more homes participating next year, which we hope will be in a COVID free environment.”