Windsor’s newest care home is inviting the whole community to attend its grand launch event next Thursday.

The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Councillor Paul Lion will cut the ribbon to officially open the home - with a little help from first resident Margaret Purvis.

The public is invited to visit Mountbatten Grange on Helston Lane to join in the celebrations between 2pm and 4pm.

Graham Barker, High Sheriff of Berkshire, will be another guest.

On arrival, guests will be welcomed by a harpist. There will also be a musical performance from a jazz band.

After the official proceedings, there will be fun for all the family and a chance to get up close to some friendly alpacas - amazing creatures who look like llamas.

Residents and guests will also be able to polish their chocolate making skills during a special workshop, to try the home’s dementia-friendly ‘Magic Table’ including games such as catching butterflies, sweeping up leaves, throwing a beach ball and nostalgic puzzles.

Those who attend the event will also have the chance to meet the team at Mountbatten Grange and take a tour of the care home.

Mountbatten Grange home manager, Saad Baig, said: “Since we opened the doors to Mountbatten Grange, we have had such a warm and positive response from those living locally, and we already feel like part of the community. We would therefore like to invite the people of Windsor to be part of our official opening celebrations."