A CARE home will be throwing its doors open to elderly people facing Christmas alone this year.

Leominster's Bupa Care Home has partnered with Re-engage, a charity that aims to alleviate loneliness and social isolation amongst over 75s to tackle loneliness during the festive season.

The charity says Christmas can be a time of year where older people can feel particularly lonely, and the campaign aims to bring back the real spirit of Christmas, ensuring that no older person in the UK spends Christmas Day alone.

The Leominster care home will be offering a traditional roast dinner, festive games and entertainment, and company from staff and residents at the home.

General Manager Sally Simmons said: “We know loneliness is a growing issue for elderly people, at Christmas and all year round. We’re pleased to be able to support Community Christmas by opening our doors on Christmas Day to offer older members of our community somewhere they can enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and some festive fun in the company of others.

“I know our residents are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the table on Christmas Day.”

For further information about the day or to book your place, call free on 0808 115 4520 or email events@bupa.com.