A care home in Gloucestershire created its own "mini music festival" as it took part in a countywide afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of a new care group.

Colleagues and residents from Mill House care home in Chipping Campden enjoyed an afternoon tea party as it marked the occasion.

Aria Care Group has 50 care homes in total across England, Scotland and Jersey, which all took part in the afternoon tea celebrations.

The group celebrated its official launch on Monday, March 13 at its head offices in Colchester, Essex, with an Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea.

Homes across the group, including Mill House, then joined in the celebrations with their own tea parties on Tuesday, March 14, with sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

The home was decorated for the occasion and celebrations kicked off with a Bucks Fizz breakfast, followed by entertainment from a local 50/60s singer and a three course lunch.

Prior to the afternoon tea itself, which included Aria Care branded biscuits and cakes, the home took part in a fast-paced music keep fit and dance class, to keep in with the festival theme.

Interim home manager, Gary Kent, said: “We had a fantastic time celebrating, it was great that we were able to include the residents in our celebrations too.

"The care we provide is really important to us, so we’re going to continue delivering this to our residents and I know there’s some exciting stuff to come in the future.”

Caroline Roberts, CEO of Aria Care, said: “The launch event was absolutely fantastic and everyone had so much fun. We are thrilled that our colleagues and residents across the country were able to join in with the celebrations too and hope everyone enjoyed their tea parties.

“Aria Care reflects our commitment to providing excellent care and delivering a quality lifestyle to the elderly people in our communities. We are delivering a service which our residents and families can trust. We feel our new motto, Care from the Heart, reflects this dedication.”