A care home is opening its doors to ensure older people are not alone this Christmas.
The Old Vicarage Care Home, in Waterville Road, North Shields, is holding a free meal on Christmas Day for those who would be alone.
It is part of a Christmas Together Campaign in which the facility is taking part to help ensure no one is on their own, with couples also being invited to join the events.
Care home manager Julia Falcon said: “Lots of elderly people spend Christmas alone. We want to meet elderly members of the community in North Shields and to offer them companionship over the festive season.
“So if you are elderly and aren’t spending the day with family and friends or you know someone who is, The Old Vicarage extends an invite to spend Christmas Day with us.
“It will be an opportunity to meet new friends and celebrate together.”
The care home is also holding a Christmas pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk – followed by a Christmas party from 11am on December 13, and a Christmas carols concert at 11am on December 23.
To book places at any event or for more contact (0191) 257 0937 or visit www.svphealthcare.co.uk