A CARE home in Southbourne is opening its doors to members of the public next week and inviting them in for lunch.

Sunrise of Southbourne in Belle Vue Road will be taking part in the annual Taste of Sunrise campaign, which celebrates healthy eating and highlights the importance of nutritious meals for older people. The campaign takes place between March 12 and 18 and will see the care home serve a meal for its friends and neighbours.

On Wednesday at noon, there will be an event exploring the importance of nutritious food for seniors which is open to local health professionals, nutritionist and dieticians who might like to join with a three-course meal to sample.

Then on the Friday at noon, visitors are welcome to join the community for freshly prepared British fish and chips and a talk from the head chef.

There will be a talk from the head chef on the food prepared at the home and the wide ranging dietary requirements that need to be met.

Booking is essential. Call 01202 437600.