Generations mingle at care home cocktail parties

Evening cocktail parties are being held in eight London care homes, giving their elderly residents an opportunity to dress up and have fun.

Arts charity Magic Me set up Cocktails in Care Homes in 2010 after hearing from care home residents that there was usually plenty to do during the day, but they were often bored in the evenings.

They hope to roll the project out across the city.

BBC News went along to one of the parties.

You can see more stories about social care as the BBC launches a day of coverage looking at the costs of care Wednesday 28 January

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