A Leatherhead care home will open its doors for a free Parkinson's awareness event later this month.

Staff at Care UK’s Milner House in Leatherhead are joining forces with Parkinson's UK to offer helpful guidance and practical tips for improving the everyday lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

On Wednesday May 22, from 2pm-4pm, attendees will get a chance to find out more about Parkinson’s and the support on offer for families affected by the condition.

Parkinson's UK's own Alastair Jack will discussion and Q and A session for anyone interested in learning more about the disease and how to support those affected by it.

Anyone going to the event (attendance is free) will also have a chance to meet staff at Milner House, be shown around the building and talk about their experiences caring for people affected by Parkinson's.

Milner House Home Manager, Joe Patterson, said that the team at the home were looking forward to offering their expertise.

Mr Patterson said: "We have seen first-hand how the experiences of individuals and their families can be transformed simply by having access to the right information and support.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the community to Milner House and we are sure that those who are able to attend will benefit from the specialist knowledge and expert advice on offer."

The Milner House manager also highlighted the scale of the disease in the UK ahead of the event:

"According to Parkinson’s UK, two people in the UK are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every hour, and more than 145,000 people were diagnosed with the condition last year.

"Most people diagnosed are over the age of 50 and one in every 500 will develop the condition in later life," Mr Patterson said.

Milner House is one of 120 care homes operated by Car UK, with almost 7,800 beds providing both residential and nursing care.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please email customer relations manager, Beverly Jordan, at Beverly.Jordan@careuk.com, or call 01372 278 922.