A CARE home is opening its door to help combat loneliness during the festive season.

Christmas events are being hosted at Care UK’s Cranford Grange on Hall Lane to befriend older members of the community.

Three carol concerts are being held to encourage people to meet up and feel special.

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Knutsford Star Choir will be performing on Friday, December 8 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Mobberley Primary School choir will be singing a selection of carols on Wednesday, December 20 from 11am for an hour.

The community Canute Male Choir will be entertaining guests, residents and staff on Thursday, December 21, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Continuing the fun, on Wednesday, December 20 from 11am to 12pm guests will be able to enjoy listening and singing along to Christmas carols from the Mobberley Primary School Choir.

Studies have shown that almost 1.5 million older people feel lonelier at Christmas than at any other time of year.

To help tackle loneliness, Care UK has launched its Care to Share initiative, designed to support older people through the festive season.

The idea is to give older members of the community a safe and sociable space where they can enjoy some festive fun and good company.

Whether it’s singing along to Christmas carols or watching a Christmas movie with a mince pie, they will be made to feel very welcome.

Lisa Burrows, general manager at Cranford Grange, said: “We’re looking forward to opening our doors for our three very special carol services as part of the Care to Share initiative.

“Christmas is always an exciting time here with everyone sharing their favourite memories, traditions and carols.

“Music is a wonderful way to bring people together and prompt conversation and connection with others, improving wellbeing and reducing loneliness.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our older neighbours for a festive singalong and look forward to building on new and existing relationships.

“We’re already brushing up on our song lyrics in preparation.”