A NORTON care home is giving back to the emergency services by opening their doors to local personnel.

As a way of saying thank you to the emergency service workers who don’t always have time to go home or back to their workplace on their break, the team and the residents at Rivermead in Scarborough Road will provide free cakes and drinks to all emergency service staff.

Sarah Jackson, the General Manager of Rivermead said the invitation had been extended throughout the local area.

"To say thank you for all of the great work our emergency services do for us, we here at Rivermead are inviting all members of the police, ambulance and fire services to pop in and take their duty break on us for free.

"We are pleased to offer all of our local service workers who stop in tea, coffee, juice, chilled water, delicious homemade cake and biscuits available free of charge. Our comfortable facilities include free Wi-Fi and service with a smile; do stop in and say hi, we would be delighted to see you!”

Rivermead care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Rivermead provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for residents from respite care to long term stays.