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TLC Care hosts Care Minister to launch Care Home Open Week

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Minister of Social Care Helen Whately launched Care Home Open Week with a visit to TLC Care’s Karuna Manor Care Home in Harrow on Monday.

During her visit, which was facilitated by intensive COVID-19 safety procedures and a 99% vaccination rate amongst residents, the Minister took part in a mindfulness session with residents and had a tour of Karuna Manor where she met with key residents, visiting families and care workers in the facility.

Tweeting about her visit, Ms Whateley said: “Fabulous to visit Karuna Manor Care Home to see what a wonderful job they are doing caring for residents – and to hear from relatives how the care home has kept them in contact during the pandemic. A great way to start Care Home Open Week 2021.”

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Lorna Badrick, COO at TLC Care, commented: “We are delighted to be in the position to welcome community members back into our homes again with intensive COVID-19 safety measures in place. The work of the social care sector is a poignant element to our society and Care Home Open Week has brought excitement back into our TLC family after a difficult year.”

Events, both virtual and socially distanced, are taking place throughout many counties in the UK. They include virtual tours of participating care homes, fundraising dance-thons, socially distant fashion shows, art projects, and breakfasts for local emergency workers. Karuna Manor is hosting a Chelsea flower show, a nutritional cooking session with Head Chef Elton, and more.

To find a participating care home in your area, please see the participation map at:
https://championingsocialcare.org.uk/care-home-open-day/what-is-happening-in-your-area/

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