Local MP celebrates National Care Home Open Day and summer fair at Gerrards Cross home

20 June 2016

MP Dominic Grieve with volunteers at Chiltern House Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Chiltern House service in Gerrards Cross opened its doors to the public — including local MP Dominic Grieve — to mark National Care Home Open Day at the home’s annual Summer Fair on Saturday 18 June. 

Around 80 people attended the celebration and enjoyed Morris dancing by the MP and music by the local cadet band.

There were also stalls, games, raffles and a range of food stalls serving delicious homemade treats for visitors to enjoy.

The fun-filled event raised £1,100 for the service.

Dominic Grieve said:

‘I was delighted to attend the annual Chiltern House Summer Fair. It’s always a pleasure to catch up with the residents, staff and volunteers.

‘It was apt that this year’s event was linked with National Care Home Open Day, as Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Chiltern House is a service for the people of Gerrards Cross to be proud of!’

Chiltern House resident Mark Newton said:

‘Chiltern House has helped provide a nice friendly welcoming environment for me to live in.

‘I am well cared for, and through staff and local volunteers, I have the opportunities to enjoy new hobbies, social groups and clubs.’

At the event, Chiltern House was able to give the local community a look at life in their local care home and see first-hand how the service’s fully-trained staff support residents.

National Care Home Open Day aims to reinforce the connections care homes have across their local communities, as well as challenging misconceptions about residential care and showcasing the excellent services that are at the heart of communities across the UK

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