On Sunday 3rd March residents at Care UK’s Kenilworth Grange care home will be inviting members of the public into their home for a cream tea as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of dementia.
The event, at the home in Spring Lane, Kenilworth, runs from 3pm – 4.30pm and everyone in the community is welcome to join in the free afternoon of fun.
Manager Margaret MacTamney said: “We are holding the event as part of the national ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign to raise money for the charity Dementia UK and to help raise awareness of dementia and its effects on a person and their family.
“Dementia has touched the lives of many people and our team and residents’ friends and families wanted to support this worthwhile cause - we also wanted to give people a chance to see our home and have a chat with residents and the team.”
As well as having fun and cake, there will be information on hand about the condition, and Margaret and her team will be available to talk to anyone caring for a loved one with dementia. She said: “We are fortunate that Care UK is constantly investing in dementia training and if we can share our experiences, or offer practical advice, to someone who is caring for a loved one in the community, we are only too happy.
“Sometimes it just helps to have someone to talk to who has experienced similar things and can understand what you are going through.”
To mark Time for a Cuppa week, Care UK, a leading provider of health and social care services throughout the country, commissioned an independent survey into the nation’s tea-drinking habits.
The survey found that people around the UK place great value on the benefits of meeting friends and family for a cuppa and to share news – a view shared by 62% of people in the West Midlands. People in the region also named The Duchess of Cambridge and Sir Winston Churchill as two famous names they would most like to share a cuppa with.
Sharing family news over a cuppa was also top choice for adults around the UK, with nearly 75% saying it was their favourite way to share family news and events and 51% of over 55s opting for their children as the favourite people to make time for a cuppa and a chat with.