Europe’s largest live-in care provider, Promedica24, helped bring communities together and tackle loneliness this month by treating UK residents to a Big Lunch.
The Big Lunch, organised by The Eden Project, is the biggest annual get-together for neighbours and aims to bring them together whilst enjoying food.
This year on 1-2 June, Promedica24 supported the campaign by providing clients across the country with gift vouchers to hold their own Big Lunch.
Promedica24 also held an event for its staff at its head office in Watford, and invited clients to enjoy a sociable feast.
Earlier this year, The Big Lunch commissioned research that showed more than half of people in the UK feel distant from their neighbours, and 75% felt there were barriers to getting closer to them.
Kerry Stevens, care manager at Promedica24, said: “Last year, 4.5 million friendships were formed because of the Big Lunch and with loneliness and isolation on the increase in the UK, we want to be able to be a part of reducing this whenever we can.
“We strive to ensure those we support are able to maintain their independence and links to the community.”