Oak Tree Mews care home in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire was visited on Friday 1st July by The Cotswolds’ MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, as the home welcomed visitors and guests from the local community to the home to participate in this year’s Care Home Open Week celebrations from 27th June to 3rd July 2022.
The 18-bed small and friendly residential care home, which is owned by HC-One, was delighted to open its doors to celebrate Care Home Open Week with Residents, Colleagues, friends, family, and the wider community.
Care Home Open Week is a national event hosted by Championing Social Care, designed to connect care homes with their local communities. This year, homes across the UK enjoyed being able to celebrate with communities in person again, having marked the annual event virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents and Colleagues of the HC-One owned home enjoyed meeting MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown for The Cotswolds and chatting to him about what life is like at Oak Tree Mews – which is an integral part of the local Moreton-in-Marsh community.
Oak Tree Mews’ chosen theme for this year’s Care Home Open Week was ‘Summer Celebration’. Throughout the week, Residents, Colleagues, families and friends enjoyed a variety of fun-filled activities which were enjoyed by all, including local singer ‘Champagne B’ who entertained the Residents, as well as a barbecue and surprise visit from a goat, who belongs to the husband of one of the home’s Residents.
Visitors also enjoyed learning from Colleagues in the home about what a rewarding career in care looks like and finding out about opportunities for community engagement and volunteering roles to support their local care community.
Champagne B was very complimentary about the organisation of the event and the friendliness of the staff and Residents, stating that they would love to return and sing again.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown was very impressed with the home and enjoyed talking to the staff and Residents, who he found happy and engaging.
Claire Coombes Home Manager at Oak Tree Mews Care Home, said:
“The event showed the local community that we are a welcoming home and visitors could see the positive interaction and enjoyment from both Residents and staff. Visitors felt we were approachable and that the home was inviting and that they would recommend to family and friends.
“This is the first event since the pandemic and the team are excited to have life going back to normal and involving the home with the local community again.”