On Friday 23 June, North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis visited Wyndham Hall Care Home, one of Bicester’s newest care homes.  

While she was there, Victoria talked to staff about the pressures on social care, and recognition of workers. They also discussed care assessments and the needs of residents in nursing homes across Oxfordshire.

Victoria’s visit came a week after the National Care Home Open Day, an awareness day to encourage local communities and the residents of care homes to come together with the aim of reinforcing how residents and staff should be an integral part of their local community.

Victoria commented:

“It was a privilege to meet the residents and staff at Wyndham Hall. My visit provided me with the opportunity to speak at length with carers, all of whom show great dedication and commitment to delivering outstanding care.

“The visit also allowed for a discussion of the current pressures facing social care which relies on there being sufficient staff because of the high level of support many people need. It was really clear from my conversations that it is important for care homes to interact with local people to avoid isolation and enrich the lives of residents. Schemes such as National Care Home Open Day are crucial because they connect residents to their communities and include them in what is going on outside of their care home. It is essential that we raise awareness of these issues.”

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