A CARE home in Lymm will be opening it’s doors to a number of people from the community to help tackle loneliness.

Brookfield is open for elderly people who might usually eat alone and are invited to join the residents and teams on the third Wednesday of the month for a three-course meal.

Diners will be treated to a tasty lunch in the home’s dining room and will have a chance to chat to the home’s staff and residents, while enjoying their food.

They will also be able to take part in an array of activities with those at the home after their meal.

The home’s head chef will be producing a range of dishes to cover varied individual dietary needs and preferences, so diners were able to eat to their fill accompanied with a wide selection of drinks.

Sarah Nolan, general manager at Brookfield who will join the diners, 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.”

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 their 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.