Last Friday marked National Care Home Open Day and local MP Andrew Jones is once again supporting this initiative which sees care homes opening their doors to their local communities.
Thousands of care homes across the UK take part each year, welcoming the public and arranging events and activities that help to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities.
The day is all about showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.
Mr Jones visited The Manor House and Sherburn House, both in Knaresborough, to meet residents, staff and members of the local community who are visiting the Care Homes.
Commenting, Mr Jones said:
We want to enrich the lives of the UK’s care home residents by reminding people that care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.
That is why I am pleased to support local Care Homes all year round but particularly on this one day that celebrates their place in our community.