BRITAIN'S favourite brew is being used by a Wembley nursing home to prevent loneliness among local elderly people.
TheMiddlesex Manor Nursing Centre, Harrow Road, is hosting a tea party for Communi-tea Week, a nationwide campaign running from March 12 to 18.
The local event will take place on Saturday (March 17) and is a St Patrick's Day themed get together.
Communi-teaWeek is organised by older people's charity Age UK, and uses tea-themed social events up and down the country to tackle the problems of isolation and loneliness in the elderly.
The Bupa run Wembley home is encouraging as many local people as possible to come and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.
Homemanager, Sonia Verzosa, said: “Reaching out over a cup of tea could make a real difference to anyone feeling lonely or who may be struggling on their own, so Communi-tea Week is all about getting together over a friendly cuppa. Anyone who wants to come along and join us will be guaranteed a warm welcome."
TraceyFletcher, Bupa’s customer services director, said: “This is a great opportunity to put the kettle on, get creative and help combat loneliness and isolation facing older people.
"We want as many people as possible to get involved.”
Morethan 300 care homes across the UK are hosting events for Communi-tea Week, ranging from 1950s tea dances through to tea tasting sessions.
The Wembley tea party will run from 3pm and everyone is welcome.
Anyonewanting to attend a Communi-tea Week event can call 0845 600 4622 for further information or visit www.bupa.co.uk/communi-teaweek.