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Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind.  Registered Charity No. 1051674.  Limited Company No. 3133015



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We provide a welcoming environment in the dining room and ensure that mealtimes are pleasant unhurried occasions providing opportunities for social interaction as well as nourishment. Three meals are provided each day, including a cooked breakfast. There is a regularly changed menu for lunch and the evening meal and residents are always offered a choice of meals.


We cater for special and therapeutic diets, as agreed in the individual residents care plan. Our care team are available to provide discreet, sensitive and individualised assistance with eating and drinking for those who need it. Hot and Cold drinks and snacks are available at all times. If residents wish to eat in the privacy of their own room, they are welcome to do so. Food preferences based on ethnic, religious and ethical observances are respected.


At Ostley House we believe in purchasing quality products for our residents. For example, our meat products are locally produced in Cumbria and supplied by Lake District Farmers Ltd, who also supply restaurants owned by Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, Raymond Blanc, Nigel Howarth and Richard Branson.


Mealtimes are as follows:


 Breakfast  From 8.30am

Morning Coffee  From 10.00am

Lunch   From 12.00 noon

 Afternoon Tea  From 2.00pm

 Tea  From 4.00pm



The dining room was extensively refurbished in January 1995, since then further refurbishment has also taken place. A number of chairs with “easy wheels” have also been purchased, to assist with our residents’ comfort.


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