Two Aycliffe care homes opened their doors to the community for the seventh annual Care Home Open Day.
Care Home Open Day is a national event that gives local people the opportunity to learn more about the care services at the heart of their community.
This year’s theme was ‘Celebrating Art in Care,’ with care home operators HC-One launching a national Art Competition to encourage, residents, their loved ones, colleagues and neighbours to unleash their creativity and design their own masterpiece.
Defoe Crescent and St Clare’s Court, on Central Avenue – both part of the HC-One group – took part in the celebrations, with Aycliffe mayor Mary Dalton visiting Defoe Court.
HC-One managing director Stephen Butterworth said: “Care Home Open Day is a great opportunity for both Defoe Court and St Clare’s Court to strengthen their ties in the local community.
“Every day we strive to be the first-choice provider for those looking for the kindest care and the employer of choice for our colleagues – but on Care Home Open Day we truly get to show this off to everyone who visits.”