It’s time for a cuppa – Stroud care home hosts Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
28th February 2019
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A local care home is asking the people of Stroud to join them for coffee, cake and a chat to raise funds for Dementia UK.

On Wednesday 6th March, from 3pm, Care UK’s Scarlet House on Westward Road will open its doors to the community for a ‘Mad Hatters’- themed tea party and cake sale for the charity initiative, ‘Time for a Cuppa’.

Residents and visitors will be able to relax and enjoy hot drinks, alongside a selection of indulgent treats specially prepared by Scarlet House chefs, all of which will be available in exchange for a small donation to Dementia UK.

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of ‘Time for a Cuppa’, previously known as ‘A Tea Party to Remember’, an initiative launched by Dementia UK which encourages individuals and organisations across the country to host tea parties in order to raise funds. The initiative has helped funding 30 Admiral Nurses, who provide specialist dementia care and support for 6,000 people living with dementia and their families. 

Home manager at Scarlet House, Kate Stevens, said: “Thousands of people around the UK are living with dementia, and we understand all too well how much this can affect their lives and the lives of their loved ones. Providing specialist dementia care is at the heart of what we do here at Scarlet House, and we strongly believe that everyone deserves to have access to all the help and support they need.

“Hosting a Time for a Cuppa event provides us with a great opportunity to thank Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses for the incredible work that they do, so we hope local people will join us on the day to share a cuppa with friends.”

If you would like to make a donation to Dementia UK, please visit

Scarlet House comes complete with its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café and provides full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 86 residents. Designed to enable residents to maintain their independence, it incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and is configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

To find out more about the event and the Scarlet House care home call 01453 807 241 or email customer relations manager, Virginia Peachy on

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