Yesterday, residents and staff at Riverdale Court care home welcomed guests and celebrated the opening of the Sparkle café. The Sparkle café opened its doors with various home-cooked cakes, savouries, and a vast selection of hot and cold drinks.
Staff and residents have been working on the cafe behind the scenes for several months, designing new signage, writing new menus, and recruiting staff and residents to help run the cafe.
Avante Care & Supports Managing Director, Stuart Cross, attended the opening day and cut the ribbon to officially open the Sparkle café.
Stuart, thanked staff for their notable team effort and hard work and thanked residents Roger, Bill and Myra, who have all expressed an interest in helping run the café with staff.
The Sparkle café is open to all, Monday to Friday, 10 am – 3 pm, and can cater to all occasions, including a quick snack on the go or a leisurely lunch with friends.
The cafe has also teamed up with the ‘Warm Welcome’ campaign to provide a warm, safe place for those affected by the cost of living crisis. Among 3000 other registered organisations, the Sparkle café is offering a free, warm, welcoming space for the public this winter across the UK. The ‘Warm Welcome’ campaign was launched by the ChurchWorks Commission, working with several other key partners to support and champion the community response to the cost-of-living crisis.