Charter Court Friendship Group in Gloucester organised a Community Christmas Meal on 13th December for older people living within the Barton and Tredworth area of Gloucester with the help of Home Instead.
Locally-run TJs Café provided the delicious home-cooked food and there was plenty of Christmas fun on the day, with games and raffle prizes as well as the Victoria Ukulele Group playing Christmas carols.
Homecare provider Home Instead was on hand to help serve lunch, as well as ensuring there was a special Christmas gift for everyone attending.
Loretta Sadler, Wellbeing Coordinator for Charter Court which is run by Gloucester City Homes said:
“It was a really enjoyable day! We had invited residents from the community and their carers, some of whom may have been feeling isolated this Christmas to come along and enjoy a community Christmas lunch in a warm, friendly and fun environment”.
Home Instead is the first homecare company in Gloucestershire to receive an Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission. Care Manager Michelle Keeble-Hawkes and CAREGgiver Lauren Crow worked together with Loretta and the team at Charter Court to make sure everyone received a warm welcome. Michelle added:
“ We know that for many people Christmas can be a lonely time. We were delighted to be able to spread a little festive joy and to help others to make new friendships in their local community.”