What we do Older people National care home open day This weekend, we celebrate National care home open day with an intergenerational Reading Rooms at Seven Oaks in Derry/Londonderry. The event will take place on Friday, April 20 at 2.30pm. Linking communities Verbal's Bring down the walls project, funded by the Henry Smith Charity, is acutely aware of the importance of strengthening the links between care homes and their communities. National care home open day celebrates all the different people, cultures, and relationships in our care homes. It is a great way for care homes to get to know local organisations and to establish meaningful friendships along the way. The message is clear: care homes are friendly, happy, and exciting places to live in, to work in, and to visit. A global initiative This year, National care home open day has aligned with International care home open day. Together they offer a wealth of excellent ideas to help communities connect with care homes. Paddington Bear comes to Seven Oaks Everyone, young and older, is welcome to join us at Seven Oaks. Reading Rooms will use a Paddington Bear story to open a conversation around the things we like best about where we live. In the story, Paddington and the Browns create a beautiful garden together. We will show how residents, staff, and visitors of all ages can come together to make our care homes wonderful. If you would like to attend, or to find out more, please contact Sinead Devine.