Care Home Day 21 – 14 July

Get involved in Care Home Day on 14 July

Care Home Day is taking place this year on Wednesday 14 July.

This day is a largely online event on Twitter with the aim to raise the profile of care homes across Scotland. We hope to share good news stories to bust myths about care homes and recognise the vital role they play in supporting and caring for residents.

The theme of Care Home Day is ‘Care Forward’. As we start to emerge from the pandemic, we need to plan and move forward positively, allowing time for restoration, rehabilitation and recovery. We understand the past year has been difficult for everyone and events like Care Home Day may not seem significant. However, this makes it even more important that we share positive stories to shine a light on social care and the care home sector.

You can help us commemorate the day by sharing any good news stories, resources, projects blogs or an example of an innovative practice that highlights:

  • The dedication and professionalism of care home workers
  • The achievements of residents
  • The innovation of care homes with different ideas or activities in place or planned for the future
  • How care homes are valuable and important to society

We are also gathering positive examples of care home visiting to share on the day. If you have something to share, please send this along to c[email protected] before the end of day on Monday 12 July 2021.

Scottish Care encourages care home providers to consider doing some sort of virtual activity on the day between residents, staff, families and the community. If you do decide to take part in any activities, please remember to share them with us on social media.

As part of the day, we will be holding a ‘Care Conversation’ session on Zoom between 1:30 – 2:00 pm. Join Jenni Mack and Dr. Tara French for this session to celebrate the newly published book ‘When I grow up I want to be a Carer’.

Registration link:

Please share and get involved on Twitter using the hashtags #carehomeday21 and #careforward21

Last Updated on 16th July 2021 by Shanice