With England’s first big game tonight, World Cup preparations have been in full swing at one care home.

Staff at The Mead care home, in Castleford Close, Borehamwood, have developed a sports-themed corner filled with sports memorabilia for residents to enjoy and discuss.

The staff and activity team have also been busy planning football themed events for the residents to enjoy, and have decorated the Home from top to bottom with flags to celebrate the occasion.

Mead resident Joyce Barrett, who goes to watch Hendon Town every Saturday, has some advice for England ahead of tonight’s match as she wants a “good clean game, and no fighting.”

Housekeeping manager and loyal Arsenal fan Caroline Perkis added: “I’m confident we’re going to do our best.”