Right at Home GF is looking for older people who are alone this Christmas and would like a Christmas dinner delivered to their door.
Volunteer group Friends of Right at Home has been overwhelmed by the response to their call-out for home cooks who are willing to serve up and deliver an extra portion of a Christmas lunch to an older person who is living on their own. With so many offers of help, the home care provider now needs more older people in Farnham, Bordon, Guildford, Godalming, Fleet, Farnborough who would like a home cooked meal on Christmas Day to get in touch.
“Because of COVID, many of the Christmas Day lunches that would otherwise be provided by day centres aren’t happening this year so we wanted to step in with an alternative,” says Kate Shanks the volunteer co-ordinator at Right at Home GF.
She adds: “The idea is that we will match cooks with an elderly person near to their home, and provide a recyclable takeaway container that will keep the food hot for 20 minutes. The recipient can then enjoy the meal straightaway or keep it chilled for reheating later. There is no charge for the meal.”
Home care provider Right at Home GF set up the Friends of Right at Home earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Initially it focussed on co-ordinating local volunteers to provide shopping services and companionship to the many local elderly and vulnerable people.
“From our work in the spring and summer, we know that there are many elderly people living alone, unable to cook a hot meal for themselves and who have very little contact with other people. Our aspiration is that the older people in our community are able to enjoy a hot and wholesome Christmas meal this year in the comfort of their own homes,” says Kate.
Sign up for a Christmas Meal here, or call 01252 950665. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Right at Home has followed advice from the local authority’s environmental health team to help make sure the process is safe. Each recipient of a Christmas meal will be given clear and straightforward information on how to reheat the meal safely.
You can also volunteer to provide a Christmas Meal here.
Right at Home GF is an outstanding and award-winning local home care provider covering Guildford, Farnham, Godalming, Farnborough, Bordon and surrounding areas. It provides care in people’s homes ranging from companionship and help with cooking and cleaning to 24-hour live-in care.