A care home provider is set to open its doors to lonely people this festive season.
Balhousie Care Group’s care home managers are working with local authorities to identify members of the community in the North-east who face spending Christmas Day alone.
Invitations are going out via social workers for people to join in with festivities at the care group’s homes in the region.
Operations director Louise Barnett said: “So many people, particularly the elderly, spend the festive season feeling isolated, with only a TV for company. We’re in the business of caring, and all 25 of our care homes already have close community partnerships.
“So it makes sense for us to open our doors to those who don’t have family or friends to be with this Christmas Day.”
The group has homes in locations across the North-east including in Aboyne, Huntly and Brechin.
Balhousie Care Group, which focused on combating isolation and loneliness in 2017, also supports Alzheimer Scotland and Social Bite, recently raising £16,000 during the Sleep in the Park event for homelessness.
To inquire about visiting a Care Home on Christmas Day call 01738 254 254.