Care Home Open Day

Following COVID-19, Care Home Open Day has been rescheduled for June 2021, date to be confirmed.  Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you on an even bigger and better CHOD 2021.  More details to follow in due course. 

Care Home Open Day, in association with Care England, NAPA and NCF


The first ever Care Home Open Day was such a huge success, we've decided it's going to be an annual event!

For far too long the care home sector has been marred by the negative press associated with a minority of care services in the sector, and we’re determined to show people that the majority of care homes provide excellent care and connect really well with their local communities. We're making some positive noise - and we want you to be part of it!

Care Home Open Day is about connecting people! We want to enrich the lives of the UK's care home residents by reminding people that the care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.

Care Home Open Day 2020 is focusing on music.  The benefits of music are multifaceted and we hope that you have lots of fun playing tunes, singing, composing and much, much more.

Useful resources 

Please check Music for Dementia campaign website. Music is a powerful connector and has the ability to bring people together in the here and now. It can enliven, stimulate and enable people living with dementia to express themselves creatively through musical engagement.

A big part of Care Home Open Day is about bringing the community through your doors, so make sure to use our resources which will help you dream up exciting ideas.  Remember, if the community doesn’t know about it, they can’t join you.

Check out a list of organisations providing arts for health and wellbeing programmes to the health & social care sector. Please click here 

Press release template

Got something to shout about? Why not use our prepared press release to let your local media know. Download template

Flyer template

No time to design? Look no further! Use our template flyer to promote your CHOD 2020 event. Download flyer

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