There was plenty of food for thought as an Ashington care home opened its doors for a harvest festival.
The community event was held at Ashington Grange Care Home, run by HC-One.
Residents and care staff welcomed members of the community into the home to enjoy live music, a blessing, buffet and raffle.
However, the most important part of the day was the distribution of the harvest collection to elderly neighbours and the Wansbeck Foodbank.
There were also fundraising activities, with proceeds donated to HC-One’s charity partner, The Silver Line.
Ashington Grange manager Pauline Safe said: “We had the most fabulous day.
“We all enjoyed ourselves and it’s great to give something to those in need.”
Traditionally, a harvest festival is held to mark the end of the main harvest season and is a time of thanks for the crops that have been grown. Communities would come together to share the food.
HC-One managing director Glen Mason said: “Supporting our local community like this is an important part of how HC-One provides the kindest care.”
HC-One, which stands for ‘health and care’, has the highest compliance rating of all independent residential care home providers, and has achieved a 9.4 out of 10 average score on home comparison site carehome.co.uk
It is the UK’s third largest care home provider for older people, priding itself on involvement, accountability and partnership work with staff, residents and the community.