A care home is opening its doors to the community as its new monthly dementia café.

Southerndown Care Home in Chipping Norton hosts free sessions every second Tuesday of the month.

The café aims to give community members the chance to mingle with other carers supporting those living with dementia.

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Guests can expect to receive informative talks from key roles within the Oxfordshire community.

At the inaugural session, a representative from Dementia Oxfordshire, provided insight into the available support systems in and around the area.

They will also be involved when a new clinic opens at the care home in July to offer further support to those living with dementia.

The café is open to everyone and serves as a source of social support and guidance for families, as well as carers to support each other.

During the group sessions at the care home, attendees will have the opportunity to meet its team and raise any queries about the care provided there.

The general manager of the care home, Arlene Aquavera, said: "We're really looking forward to making more friends in our local community.

"The condition itself can be quite lonely and frightening, and the more support we can provide to each other, the better.

"If anyone is unable to make it on the day but would like to pop in for a tour and a cup of tea, our doors are always open."