Care home residents to enjoy 10,000 meals by hotel chefs

Chefs at The Lincoln Hotel are providing 10,000 meals for residents at Home From Home Care.

Residents of 11 care homes across Lincolnshire are being provided with 10,000 meals prepared by chefs at a local hotel.

Home From Home Care residents, who live with learning disabilities, autism and complex physical and mental health needs, will enjoy the meals from chefs at The Lincoln Hotel.

The care operator says the meals are helping to reduce the risk of Covid transmission in its homes and easing team members' workloads.

They are also a treat for residents and staff, including some who are currently in lockdown to protect vulnerable individuals.

“Normally, the individuals we support go out shopping and are involved in preparing their own meals, but the realities of home lockdowns and staff isolation requirements have made this more challenging," Hugo de Savary, director of Home from Home Care, said. "To turn a potential negative into a big positive, we’ve decided to treat everyone with a series of delicious meals from the team at The Lincoln Hotel.

“Delivered fresh to each of our homes, our team then simply heat up the meals and serve, meaning that even during this current wave of the pandemic, the people we care for can enjoy fine dining with nutritious and delicious meals each day. This is a major undertaking which has had a huge impact on easing the workload for our team while also reducing the risk of Covid transmission."

He thanked The Lincoln Hotel, with 5,000 meals having already been delivered and enjoyed.

Five thousand of the meals have been delivered to Home From Home Care homes so far.

Nicola Houltby, deputy general manager at The Lincoln Hotel, said: "Home From Home Care couldn’t have their Christmas lunch with us as normal due to the need for care homes to be protected during the pandemic, but we then got a call asking whether we would be able to collaborate by providing meals for their homes, and we said yes.

“We’ve been doing it for the last three weeks and we’re now preparing meals until the end of January. We’ve done a monthly schedule so it’s been lasagne, chicken curry, chilli con carne - heartwarming meals provided seven days a week, which are quick and easy to warm through. The feedback has been great and it’d be lovely to continue this and help out as much as we can.”