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A Parliamentary Day Out with the Registered Nursing Home Association

UK Houses of Parliament

The Registered Nursing Home Association was recently invited to a drinks reception at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate the golden anniversary of 50 years since being formed. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE sent the invite to the RNHA and they invited 100 care home owners from across the country to attend, including our lovely Heaton owners, Sally and Clive Neil-Smith, who were very pleased and proud to be included on the invitee list.

The guests were treated to a tour of the Houses of Parliament and then a drinks reception was hosted in the House of Lords, where Lord Hunt sits as shadow spokesperson on Health and Social Care. Sally and Clive have been RNHA members for 43 years but met some members who’d been with the RNHA for even longer than they had!

“It was lovely to be invited up to the House of Lords for the drinks reception,” said Sally. “It was also really interesting to hear from Lord Hunt about how the House of Lords gets involved in Health and Social Care issues and to meet other care home owners from around the country too. It’s important that we know the government is listening to industry voices when discussing the ever growing issues surrounding social care. Care homes are an increasingly important part of their communities as well as the local economy too.”

The Registered Nursing Homes Association was established in 1968 has thousands of members across the country.  It offers support, guidance and expert help to care home owners and managers whenever needed. It also represents the care homes as a unified voice when dealing with social care issues such as those faced by many care and nursing homes today.

Heaton House owner, Sally Neil-Smith, on the balcony at the House of Lords, overlooking the Thames and the London Eye

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