National open day at BEN’s care centres

BEN, the automotive industry charity is proud to be taking part in the National Care Home Open Day on 19 June 2015. The idea behind the day is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships.

This important connection is something that BEN has nurtured since the opening of each of its care centres and is already acting as a community hub. An array of entertainment has been organised at each centre ranging from baking and decorating cakes to painting, craft activities and live music.  A selection of food and refreshments will be available to visitors and anyone is welcome to pop in:
•    Alexandra House Care Centre, Southport, Care Centre Manager Jan Habeck, 01704 543715,

•    Birch Hill Care Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Care Centre Manager Nicola Hall, 01289 382216,

•    Lynwood Care Centre, Ascot, Care Centre Manager Julie Way, 01344 298100,

•    Town Thorns Care Centre, Easenhall, Care Centre Manager Helen Owen, 01788 833311,

Angi Knight, BEN’s care director said, ‘This is a great way to show the excellent services on offer and the fantastic work that goes on at each of our care centres. Some people still have misconceptions about care homes so we are keen to dispel any myths and for people to come and have a look around, meet the staff and our residents. We look forward to meeting you and saying ‘hello’ over a cup of tea.’