CARE provider Belong has introduced a door-to-door take-away service and other wellbeing initiatives to support residents in its Warrington village, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Residents on Loushers Lane are now able to order home-cooked meals straight to their door through Belong’s Bistro, which is located onsite.

With the restaurant temporarily closed to visitors, the Bistro is also catering for the residents living in the village’s six 24-hour care households to relieve pressure on support teams.

Groceries can be ordered through the Bistro during this time by apartment tenants and staff, to support with social distancing.

Following the public closure of its villages last week, Belong has now limited essential visits to those receiving end-of-life care. No one with symptoms can enter the village and visitors and staff are being screened to ensure the safety of residents and the team.

Belong has set in motion a number of wellbeing initiatives, including the delivery of special activity packs, comprised of quizzes, reminiscence photographs and craft ideas, to help customers stay busy in the safety of their own homes.

Staff teams have also been facilitating video calls between residents and their friends and family, to ensure they are not isolated from loved ones or the outside world.

Deputy chief executive, Tracy Paine, said: “We recognise it’s a really anxious time for people, with self-isolation potentially taking a toll on physical and mental health, so we are doing everything we can to keep people healthy and happy.”