Staff at Mortain Place Care Home in Eastbourne have made and donated care packages to a local project, Make Lunch, that supports vulnerable families across the area.
These packages consist of items such as bubble bath, masks (handmade by a staff-member’s sister) and arts and crafts kits for children, to go alongside the food packages the families receive from the project (run by charity Transforming Lives for Good).
Make Lunch was started by local resident, Julie Smith, who recognised an area of need for children who rely on free school meals in term time. During the school holidays, Make Lunch provides meals for children and their families and a safe place for them to meet together. During the lockdown, this is a particularly challenging time for families that rely on meals provided by the service. Make Lunch are doing all that they can to continue to support these families whilst children are being schooled at home.
Karen Howell, General Manager at Mortain Place Care Home, said: “At Mortain Place we like to be involved in the community. We recognise how difficult these times are, and want to help as much as we can.”
Mortain Place Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Mortain Place provides residential and dementia care for 80 residents from respite care to long term stays.