Dudwell St Mary Care Home

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Dudwell St Mary in Burwash are helping to tackle loneliness in the community by inviting anyone who would usually dine alone to join them on Fridays for fish and chips at lunch time. It is hoped that the weekly offer of a free meal in good company will help reduce the feeling of isolation that some older people in East Sussexare sadly facing on a daily basis.

Diners will be treated to a tasty lunch in the home’s stunning, recently refurbisheddining areas and will have the chance to chat to the home’s staff and residents while enjoying their food.  The home’s Head Chef is highly trained in cooking up dishes for individuals with a range of dietary needs and preferences so, if diners are unable to eat  fish and chips or simply don’t like it, the kitchen staff are on hand to provide tasty alternatives.

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 local communities.

Happiness Chinyimba, the General Manager at Dudwell St Mary said: “This year, my team decided that they wanted to do more to help those who feel lonely or cut off from the rest of the community, especially older people who we know from experience find themselves feeling this way all too often. We really hope that by inviting people to join us for lunch on Fridays, we can help people to meet new friends and enjoy good conversation in a warm, homely environment.”

The lunch will take place from 12.45-14.00 hours every Friday. Anyone is welcome, though spaces may be limited, so the home asks that you get in touch beforehand on 01435 883688 so they are able to plan for numbers and are aware of any dietary requirements you may have.  

For more information please contact Happiness Chinyimba General Manager at Dudwell St Mary on 01435883688 or at dudwell@barchester.com