A community care provider is urging people to check up on friends, family and neighbours over the festive period.
Mosaic Community Care, part of the Preston-based Mosaic Care Group, says that Christmas is a timely reminder to look out for members of the community and check in on relatives and neighbours who are elderly, disabled or vulnerable.
Claire Fryer, managing director of Mosaic, said: “A big part of what we do at this time of year is to ensure that all our service users receive regular care and companionship.
“While we work hard to make Christmas special for everybody we are well aware that in some cases our care staff might be the only contact some elderly people have on some days and we really see the impact of loneliness around the festive period.
“By taking five minutes out of our day to check in and say hello or stop for a cup of tea and a chat could make a huge difference and make Christmas extra special for people in our community.”
Claire added: “The dark nights and wintry weather can also affect members of the community at this time of the year. Helping neighbours with errands or to get in and out of their homes safely can also make a huge difference.”
Mosaic Community Care provides a diverse range of domiciliary care services across Preston, Fylde and Wyre for people who wish to retain their independence in their own homes including disability care, dementia care and nursing.