Staff and day guests at Lilian Faithfull Care have enjoyed reuniting as their day care hubs re-opened on 1 September.

Both day hubs – ‘Secret Garden’ in Cheltenham and ‘Uplands’ in Stroud are happily back open Monday to Friday. 

Guests are so happy to be able to return and spend the day with others since it closed due to Covid19. Guests returning have really missed their weekly visits and are now appreciating the care, companionship, various activities and freshly cooked food. 

Lilian Faithfull Care offers flexible, individually tailored day care for older people in Gloucestershire; with an expertise in caring for those living with dementia. They are passionate about wanting to improve the quality of life for guests. As well as promoting independence and giving respite and support to families and carers. This day care has been missed for many during lockdown, but they are back and open for visitors. 

Below are a few heart-warming messages the care team have received from their guests and their families. 

What guests have said

“It’s just so nice to see people again”, “I’ve always liked coming to Uplands but it’s even better now”, “I use to live here, I have such fond memories, you don’t know what you’ve done for me”

Loretta, a day guest at Secret Garden hub wrote, “September 1st was a Red Letter Day for me. It was the day the Secret Garden Day Hub re-opened. The Secret Garden is a social gathering of like-minded people to enjoy each other’s company, take part in activities, such as quizzes, word games, fitness classes and occasionally outside entertainers. We always enjoy a good lunch together followed by a delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes. It is my lifeline. I love going there and I have missed it very much. The staff are all lovely and very helpful and caring. I would recommend it to anyone who lives alone and perhaps needs a day out to enjoy stimulating company and good food.”

The care teams at Lilian Faithfull Care are so touched to receive these lovely messages and really happy to be back caring for the day guests. 

Taking all precautions around deep cleaning, social distancing and personal protective equipment. With large, open and well ventilated spaces, the day care hubs can care for you or your loved one safely.

The care teams at Lilian Faithfull Care look forward to welcoming future guests.

For more information about their day care visit For advice and to book a day please contact the Cheltenham Secret Garden hub at or 01242 506 121 and Stroud’s Uplands hub at on 01453 759 388.