about the open day

Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open 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.

This 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.

We're making some positive noise - and we want you to be part of it!

What do we want to achieve?

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 care homes in every community are filled with unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.

But don’t just take our word for it - we want to see you on June 19th 2015 - just click here to find a home near you and see what they’re planning for the big day! In the mean time, we need you to get involved and help us by spreading the word - just like us on Facebook or share with your friends on Twitter, and together we’ll make a difference that lasts!


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Our Supporters

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. Click here to find out more 
Read the CQC's press release

Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. 


Skills for Care is the employer-led workforce development body for adult social care in England. Click here to find out more

NAPA supports front line care staff to enable older people to live life the way they choose with meaning and purpose. 


Click here to view the press release.

The National Skills Academy for Social Care is for everyone committed to excellent adult social care in England. 
We are a membership organisation, created by social care employers to transform the quality of: leadership, management, training, development, and commissioning.

Click here to find out more

Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support, shows his support for the Care Home Open Day.

Click here to download and read his letter.

Care England works to support independent care providers to the elderly & adults with learning disabilities & promoting the great care carried out in local communities.





Care Forum Wales represents 450+ care homes, nursing homes and other independent health and social care providers across Wales.




Scottish Care  now represents the largest group of Health and Social Care sector independent providers across Scotland delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. 



The National Care Forum represents the interest of not-for-profit health and social care providers in the United Kingdom.



At Anchor we are committed to providing all of our customers, whatever their needs, with exactly the right level of care and support. We understand that people value keeping their independence and so encourage you to choose how your care is planned and delivered.


At Barchester, we specialise in delivering top quality care to the people living in our well staffed, comfortable, secure and happy homes. We believe every one of the individuals we support deserves dignity, choice and independence. www.barchester.com

We are one of the UK's leading independent providers of health & social care services. Care UK provides hospitals, treatment centres, care homes, home care & day care clubs.



Sunrise Senior Living delivers resident-centred residential care, assisted living, nursing and dementia care services. Each member of our team is trained to high standards of professionalism, in line with our principles of service. www.sunrise-care.co.uk


Four Seasons Health Care is the UK’s largest independent health and social care provider. The company operates around 450 care homes and 60 hospitals and specialist care centres in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man. www.fshc.co.uk



HC-One specialises in Dementia, Nursing, Residential and Specialist care with homes throughout the UK. Each of our Residents and their relatives can trust that the care they will receive will be delivered with kindness, thoughtfulness and respect, in a safe, warm, comfortable and welcoming environment. http://www.hc-one.co.uk/

Your Care Rating has been established so that all residents living within a care home are given the opportunity to provide views and feedback via an independent, confidential and standardised survey. The survey is conducted by leading market research organisation, Ipsos MORI. It covers care homes that primarily serve older people (aged 65+). However, where younger adults live in such care homes, they are also included. The survey covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. http://www.yourcarerating.org/