What are we hoping to achieve?

For far too long the care home sector has been marred by the negative press generated by a small number of badly run homes, and we’re determined to show people what our care homes are really about.

We want the world to realise that care homes really can be inspiring places, full of unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care.

Because we're determined to build thousands of friendships, to change long-held perceptions, to create thousands of memories, and to have a fantastic day that will enrich lives!

For all press enquiries, please contact Leonie Purvis on

Help spread the word

If you are having an event at your home or you're part of a community that wishes to help raise awareness of Care Home Open Day, you can help get the message out by putting up posters, including it in a newsletter, distributing flyers in your local community or sending out an email.

Social media is a great way to spread the news. Please use any of the following official hashtags: #CHOD #CHOD2015 #carehomeopenday #caringcommunities

If you are creating materials to print out, the below download contains large versions of the Care Home Open Day logos in both English and Welsh.

Care Home Open Day Logos

Press releases

26th May 2015 Immediate release In-keeping with the Arts, as one of this year’s themes for Care Home Open Day, Jean Chesterman, a resident at Care UK’s Kingsfield care home in Faversham, Kent, has...

PRESS RELEASE: Care Home Open Day 19th June2015 – The Arts & Valuing Staff 22nd January 2015 For Immediate Release For the third year running, Care Home Open Day will be taking place, and this...

TV and radio presenter, Gloria Hunniford has been announced as the ambassador and public face of the National Care Home Open Day on the 20th June 2014.   This year’s National Care Home Open Day will...

More than 2,500 care homes across the country collectively opened their doors to the public for the first ever National Care Home Open Day On 21st June 2013. Run by a group of leading care providers...

A group of leading care providers and associations (1) has announced plans for a UK-wide care home open day to be held on 21st June 2013. The idea behind the day will be to encourage communities to...