A RESTAURANT is offering free meals for NHS workers, the elderly in care homes and people with disabilities who cannot go out.

Dil Raj, based on High Street, Dodworth, closed its doors following advice from the government to prevent unnecessary contact with others.

As the restaurant also operates as a takeaway - and takeaways are permitted to remain open - the manager, Miron Rahman, is determined to help the community during these desperate times.

He said: “We want to do our bit to help the community under these circumstances - we recognise how hard NHS staff are currently working. We’re more than happy to cook and deliver food to the frontline staff at the hospital free of charge should they require it.

“We will also deliver food to the elderly in care homes and anyone who is disabled or alone at home, free of charge, and their meal will also be for free.

“We want to help as much as we can as we know people need to eat and that is one way we can do our bit.”