Free Christmas Dinner for Older People in Dorset

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Older people in Dorset will receive a free Christmas dinner and pudding thanks to Dorset based organisation, Care at Home and Wiltshire Farm Foods.

Carer’s will visit hundreds of older people on Christmas Day to serve the seasonal meal and spend time pulling a cracker and talking to residents throughout Dorset. It means a number of older people will not be alone this Christmas.

A traditional Christmas dinner including a pudding will be provided free of charge by Wiltshire Farm Foods.

Care at Home provide a variety of care services to older people in and around Dorset and Somerset and came up with the idea to support their clients this Christmas.

Dawn McGill, from Care at Home said, “Christmas can be a lonely time for many older people and not everyone can spend Christmas with family.  We visit our clients all year round to support them with a variety of daily tasks and wanted to extend that visit to include Christmas Day.  Wiltshire Farm Foods very kindly offered to donate a free Christmas meal and we wanted to make the most of this by personally visiting each person and spending time with them to make their day special”.

Care at Home are part of Altogether Care, a Dorset based care provider which is a family owned business.

Free meals and visits will take place throughout Dorset and some parts of Somerset.

Photo: Hannah McDonald from Care at Home with Raymond Brunt