A CARE home is hosting a Mad Hatter's tea party to tackle old-aged loneliness.

The Crossley House Bupa Care Home, in Thornton Road, has organised the free event - on Sunday October 6 from 2pm - in celebration of "Silver Sunday".

It is a national day dedicated to combatting the loneliness and isolation that many elderly people experience, by providing social activities to encourage them to get out, try new things and meet new people.

Silver Sunday also highlights the value and knowledge that older people bring to communities.

Crossley House's themed tea party includes live music from singers, Christopher and the Robins, heart-shaped sandwiches, plenty of cake and a selection of cold and hot drinks.

Older members of the community will be able to attend along with family and friends.

Charlie Kenny, General Manager at Crossley House, said: "We know loneliness is a growing issue for older people.

"It’s great that we are in a position to support Silver Sunday by holding events at our care homes across the country, to offer older members of our community somewhere they can enjoy a fun activity in the company of others.

"I know our residents are looking forward to welcoming some new faces on the day."