Spencer Court Care Home in Woodstock opened its doors on Wednesday 6th March and welcomed the local community along with family members of those living with dementia for a very special afternoon tea.

The home’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ afternoon tea was part of an annual event promoted by Dementia UK with an aim of raising money for Admiral Nurses. These specialist dementia nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families, providing them with the support they need.

OSJCT works closely with Dementia UK and was among the first care providers to employ its own specialist Admiral Nurses, two of whom attended the afternoon tea. Angie Williams and Rose Elliot entered to cheers and applause. “It was the best welcome we have ever had,” says Angie. “It is so great to raise awareness of Admiral Nurses and how they benefit the families who need support.” Rose adds: “It is fantastic to see everyone coming together and enjoying themselves.”

Home Manager Anna Odeyemi says: “We are privileged to care for some residents who are at different stages of their journey with dementia here at Spencer Court. Living with dementia is a different experience for everyone and OSJCT’s Admiral Nurses do such important work in supporting families. We felt we wanted to show our support to them and get involved.”

Spencer Court welcomed local organisations, the local community and residents’ family members to its afternoon tea and raised over £230. This amount will fund the training of two Admiral Nurses which ensures they stay at the forefront of excellence in dementia care.

Steve Pomfret, whose mother is a resident at Spencer Court says of the event: “There is such a friendly atmosphere at the home and it’s been a lovely way to raise money for such a good cause.” Ms Odeyemi added: “We were so pleased with the amount we raised and will definitely be doing a similar event next year.”