Derek Thomas visits care homes to celebrate National Care Home Open Day

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas paid two separate visits to Penzance care homes on Saturday to celebrate National Care Home Open Day.

First stop was St Mary’s Haven where Mr Thomas chatted to residents and their families while being entertained by two local entertainers.

He then made the short trip down to the Old Manor House care home in Regent Square where he was joined by Pensans Morris dancers, local Rotarians and members of the fire service as well as town mayor Dick Cliffe, who had also visited St Mary’s Haven.

The aim of National Care Home Open Day is to strengthen the connections between care homes and their local communities and showcase the excellent care being provided by care staff.

Mr Thomas said he was impressed with the standard of care at both homes and urged more people to take advantage of the annual open day.

“Visiting a local care home on National Care Home Open Day is a very good way of busting myths and finding out exactly what life is like in a care home,” said Mr Thomas.

“I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the residents and it’s clear that the staff at both homes have a very caring and professional approach which makes for a warm and friendly atmosphere for those who live there.”