12th June 2017

Artwork to Welcome Visitors on Care Home Open Day

Residents at The Manor House care home in Barnard Castle have taken part in a special craft project to prepare for national Care Home Open Day on Friday 16 June.

The craft project has been run by Jack Drum Arts which is providing outreach courses across County Durham on behalf of the Colour Your Life programme.

"We've been delighted to be able to provide a local artist, Anna Harding, for weekly sessions,” a spokesperson from Jack Drum Arts commented. “Residents at The Manor House have been encouraged to try out various craft techniques using fabric."

Catherine Howard, lifestyle coordinator at The Manor House said: “Our theme for Care Home Open Day is an English garden party and we’ve been making bunting and creating the artwork to make a banner to welcome visitors.

“Both the bunting and the banner are based on the really beautiful designs created by our residents with Anna over the last few weeks, inspired by the garden theme. The bunting flags have been made using a form of batik with dyes and PVA glue, and the banner is being digitally printed."

On Care Home Open Day on Friday 16 June The Manor House at John Street, Barnard Castle will be open to visitors from 11am to 4pm. There will be entertainment, stalls, homemade refreshments and icecream, competitions and special guest appearances by animals from Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in the afternoon.

This is the fifth annual Care Home Open Day (www.carehomeopenday.org.uk). Care homes around the country take part to celebrate excellence in care and the friendships between residents, families, friends, staff and neighbours as integral parts of their local communities.

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