Become a pen pal with a care home resident

We are putting together a number of ways to help keep in touch with residents from our care homes whilst we are following the latest Public Health England coronavirus guidance.

One of our ideas to combat potential isolation is to encourage members of the public to become a pen pal with one of our elderly care home residents. It would really brighten a resident’s day to get a colourful postcard, giving them something to talk about and share with fellow residents.

We have now had nearly 400 requests for pen pals and all our residents who would like one are now partnered up. We are therefore no longer looking for more pen pals.

Thanks you to everyone for helping to keep our residents engaged and positive through this difficult time!

COVID-19 and care home resident safety

We understand that families have real concerns over the safety of residents at this time and would like to provide reassurance that we are doing everything in our power to minimise the risk of our care home residents getting COVID-19.

We’re happy to announce that we’re ready to welcome visitors back to our care homes – albeit with a few stipulations to minimise the risk.

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