A SOLIHULL care home will be opening its doors to a number of people elderly people to help tackle loneliness in the community.
Fountains care home is open for elderly people who might usually eat alone, they are invited to join the residents and teams at the home weekly each Friday for a three course meal.
The ‘Don’t Dine Alone’ initiative was launched by care provider Barchester Healthcare as a way to reach out to isolated or vulnerable members of the communities. Barchester Healthcare is also behind
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which is a registered charity that gives grants to older people and other adults with a disability to help combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged in the communities where the Barchester care homes operate.
Arvinder Basra general manager at The Fountains who will join the guests, said: “Loneliness can be a big problem for elderly people, especially as the weather gets colder. Our doors are always open to new friends of the home.”