Residents at Westgate, a 24-hour support partnership with young people and adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and physical disabilities, have enjoyed a meal in a pop-up restaurant in their garden.
With the national lockdown limiting the activity of residents at the West Bromwich service, staff had to think outside of the box to deliver their usual activity. Before the difficulties of COVID-19, service users enjoyed going out for meals, so staff have come up with an innovative way for them to enjoy a gastronomic treat.
Staff at the specialist care provider, which is owned and operated by Salutem Care and Education, transformed the summerhouse in the Westgate garden into a pop-up silver-service restaurant, serving a smorgasbord of yummy treats to the residents.
Chad McMahon, resident at Westgate, said: “The cabin restaurant was lovely, I really enjoy going out to eat a meal and to be able to replicate that under COVID-secure conditions made it even better.”
Munish Kumar, manager at Westgate, said: “As we all know, the past year has been difficult with lockdowns and restrictions and we have had to be creative and think outside the box to make life as normal as possible for the people we support. Here at Westgate, we had been looking forward to a meal out, so our staff came up with the cabin restaurant. It was a wonderful idea and we all had an amazing time.”