To celebrate this year’s Care Home Open Week, taking place between 26 June and 2 July, the Great British Care Cycle Relay will visit care homes across the country.
The relay will fly the Championing Social Care flag high, passing on a travelling 'baton' between care homes throughout the week to reach a landmark destination in London. Organisers will be encouraging care teams, suppliers, able residents, friends, and supporters to join in by cycling short routes between each participating care home.
Care Home Open Week will once again provide homes with the opportunity to show the facilities, activities, and services they offer, as well as showcasing the career opportunities available in the sector and encouraging communities to support and volunteer for their local service.
A standout event this year comes courtesy of key partner Music for Dementia, founded and funded by The Utley Foundation, which will be leading a Thank You Day on 2 July, focusing on musical activities, with a special emphasis on the unsung and often unseen army of carers.
Championing Social Care director Niharika Noakes said: “Last year’s Care Home Open Week really succeeded in highlighting the incredible value of the social care sector to society, and the special relationships between care homes, residents and local communities. We’re excited about making Care Home Open Week 2023 even more successful than previous years, and are targeting record numbers of homes across the country participating and even more MP visits.”