Dr Dan was pleased to support the nationwide Care Home Open Day initiative on Friday 16th June, with a visit to Framlingham's Mills Meadow Care Home.
Dr Dan enjoyed a tour of the impressive facilities at Mills Meadow before taking time to meet and speak to a number of residents over some celebratory tea and cake to mark 2017 Care Home Open Day, a UK wide initiative which sees care homes around the country open their doors to their local communities. The initiative looks to build and strengthen links between care home residents and the local community, showcasing the very best of care homes and how they can be involved in local areas.
As a regular visitor to Mills Meadow in Framlingham, Dr Dan very much enjoyed meeting and talking to so many residents and listening to how much they enjoy the fantastic range of opportunities and events that the team at Mills Meadow regularly put on.
It is important to develop and maintain strong links between care homes and the local community, and here in Suffolk we are very lucky to have such a strong and thriving sense of community spirit. Initiatives such as Care Home Open Day help to develop friendship networks and close ties with the local community and sustaining a sense of belonging in the community has been shown to be beneficial to a person's overall health and wellbeing.
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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (21 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on facilitating health professionals in England to travel to low and middle income countries to provide healthcare education and training; and if she will make a statement.
Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Mental Health Services (21 Jan 2019)
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