21st Sep, 2020

Solihull residents facing Christmas alone could join in festive cheer

Sarah Mason 16th Dec, 2019

SILHILLIANS facing Christmas alone could join in some festive cheer in Dorridge.

Solihull Council’s ‘Connecting Communities’ project along with Avery Healthcare is offering those facing a lonely Christmas in and around the village the chance to enjoy a seasonal lunch with the residents of residential homes.

Avery Healthcare is offering 10 seasonal lunches on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Birchmere Mews and Knowle Gate.

They will also provide transport to and from the venue.

The word has gone out to social work and health colleagues to identify those that could benefit from this offer.

The call has now gone out to residents to get in touch if they know of someone who is by themselves and faces a lonely Christmas.

For people to be considered for one of these lunches they must be:

• Over 65 years of age and living alone

• Living in the borough within a five mile radius of Birchmere Mews and Knowle Gate (postcode B93 9LQ)

• Independent with activities of daily living

Beth Hutchinson, principal social worker, in Adult Social Care said: “This is a great opportunity to give those facing a lonely Christmas to get a nice lunch, in good company, followed by some fun entertainment.”

To nominate some please send details including the person’s name, contact details and consent to john.loughead@solihull.gov.uk and bethany.hutchinson@solihull.gov.uk or call 0121 709 7507 by December 20.

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