The launch of a coffee morning to bring elderly people in Hounslow together as part of a campaign to help families fight against dementia will be held next week.

On the first Friday morning of every month, starting from September 5, a memory café session will take place at the Paul Robeson Theatre.

Hounslow care provider Bluebird Care introduced the social hub as a place where dementia sufferers and lone or isolated people can come together to take part in reminiscence-based activities and make new friends over a friendly cup of tea or coffee.

A professional will also be on hand to answer questions and offer advice to elderly people and their carers.

Sai Visakan, managing director of Bluebird Care in Hounslow, said: " A recent parliamentary report made recommendations to the government about the need to continue to raise awareness of dementia and the work that can be done to make our communities more dementia friendly.

With the specialist services we provide at Bluebird Care we are determined to do just that.”

“All of our community cafés this year will an opportunity to bring older people together to unwind over a relaxing free morning cuppa.”

Bluebird Care cafés will be held from 10am to midday on September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5.

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If you're part of an organisation working with older people in Hounslow, and would like to attend a Bluebird Care community café 020 8898234, email: