On Monday 16th of October, Harjit Singh Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and Gurch Randhawa Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director, Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire, visited Fosse House care home in St. Albans. Joining them at the home was Enoch Kanagaraj, founder and CEO of One Vision, a community-based charity that provides practical support to vulnerable individuals and families.
They were invited to the home, which is situated on Ermine Close, to take part in a special dining event organised by staff members Bibi and Pami for residents, their families and the special guests.
The meal, which was a feast of Indian cuisine, helped the home complete a challenge that they were set by Quantum Care, a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society, who run Fosse House and another 21 care homes across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.
The care home group has set all of its homes 15 challenges, each of which has been designed to encourage the building of stronger connections between their care home residents and the communities within which they live and this meal helped the home complete one of the challenges which asked them to invite local dignitaries to come and meet their residents.
The three course meal which ended with a Punjabi Chaa da cup, a Masala tea, was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there and the evening was filled with conversation and laughter.
Julie Oakley-Reid, the manager at Fosse House said: “It was wonderful to see our residents and their families enjoying the amazing meal that Bibi and Pami put on for the evening. Everyone had a fabulous time! It was also lovely to welcome our special guests who were an absolute delight and who really helped make the evening a special one. I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to them for coming to Fosse House to meet our residents and their families and for all the support that they provided”.