MPs, Mayors and Councillors join HC-One Care Homes across the country for Harvest Festival celebrations
17 October 2016
Over 30 MPs, Councillors and Mayors joined Residents and relatives at HC-One care homes across the country as they opened their doors to celebrate the Harvest Festival on Thursday 6th October 2016.
The homes welcomed members of the local community as part of their Harvest Festival celebrations. Many homes were joined by their MP, Councillor and/or Mayor as the care home hosted a range of exciting activities including arts and crafts and entertainment from local singers.
A key part of the day was the distribution of the home’s Harvest collection to elderly neighbours. The home also held fundraising activities for HC-One’s charity partner The Silver Line, the total amount raised is currently being finalised.
The Silver Line is the only free, national, confidential helpline open every day and night, offering information, friendship and advice to older people. HC-One recently announced a £100,000 donation to the charity, which will cover the costs of 20,000 calls to the helpline.
Harvest Festival is an annual celebration to mark the end of the main Harvest season, and a time to give thanks for the crop that has been grown. Traditionally it is a time when people share collected food items with those in need in their local community.
HC-One currently has the highest compliance rating of all independent residential care home providers. HC-One is also celebrating achieving a 9.4/10 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website carehome.co.uk. The high rating demonstrates HC-One is one of the best companies in the care home sector as rated by service users.