Barchester homes throughout the country are putting the kettle on to host a â€˜Time for a Cuppa' event to show their support for Dementia UK.
Barchester supports thousands of people living with dementia. Nearly half of its 200 homes, from Wadhurst Manor, in East Sussex, to Fairview House, in Aberdeen, have a Memory Lane Community.
The Memory Lane Communities are specially designed environments providing creative support with a home-like feel to those experiencing a dementia. Person-centred care is very much at the heart of these communities as they celebrate each person's individuality and promote active and independent lifestyles.
Improving the day-to-day quality of life of those that are cared for in Memory Lane is achieved through highly-trained staff and meaningful activities. Activity Co-ordinators work to provide a stimulating and varied programme of activities at all Barchester care homes. All activities are tailored to meet residentsâ€™ needs and capabilities. They range from gardening to baking, outings to exercise and pet-care to life skills.
2012 is also the first time that Barchester has sponsored a â€˜Time for a Cuppa' reception at the House of Commons. The event, hosted by Mr Stephen Lloyd MP, will take place on Tuesday 28 March.
Dementia UK offers expert support and information to improve the lives of those affected by dementia. Fundraising activities are an important part of Dementia UKâ€™s work, just as a cuppa is essential for most of us each morning. It cost Â£60,000 to sponsor an Admiral Nurse each year.
Support â€˜Time for a Cuppa' campaign by downloading a pack at www.dementiauk.org/