At Gwen Walford House, preparing an appetising range of food is a very high priority as it is one pleasure we can all enjoy and is something which we believe can make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of our residents.
Our fresh food is locally sourced and carefully prepared in our own kitchens, by our professionally qualified staff. Our Head Chef, Jaro, won the regional ‘Care Cook of the Year’ in 2013 and went on to come second in the National finals in London.
Three hot meals are served every day at set times, but anyone can request tea, coffee or a snack at other times. Fresh fruit is always available.
Our menus are varied, nutritious and seasonal using the best ingredients for the time of the year, sometimes straight from our gardens.
In addition, special diets are catered for, for example soft or diabetic diets and we always welcome suggestions or individual requests from our residents or families and actively encourage residents and relatives to attend our nutrition meetings.
Menus are placed around the home and in residents’ rooms and a member of staff will talk the resident through it and take a request from each resident daily.
Meals can be taken in the dining room or in the resident’s own room if preferred.
"Thank you ALL at Gwen Walford for taking such good care of Dad. It was a great comfort knowing he was in such a beautiful place with such kind, caring people. We couldn't have wished for better."—
“Just a short note to thank you all for taking care of T---- with such kindness and compassion during his final weeks, and also for the welcome we always received when visiting.”—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it."—
“We appreciate all your care and the way you treat our father with such dignity and kindness. Please thank all of your staff.”—
“We can’t find enough words to thank you all for everything that you did for Dad. To say it is greatly appreciated is a massive understatement and we hope that you know that we appreciated every gesture.”—
"We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to take care of Mum. She always looked lovely and seemed content in her world. We couldn't have asked for more. Please pass on our thanks to the team.”—
"To all the nurses and care staff that looked after Mum during her stay at Gwen Walford - Thank you for all the care and kindness you gave her, and us."—
"I would like to thank you all for your kindness and cheerfulness, and for looking after both my Mother and her visitors so well. It was really like a home from home."—
Dear Sister Dora and all the staff. Please would you accept our thanks for all the care and attention you so warmly gave to my Mother in the last few months of her life whilst in your lovely Home and this is more.—