Sussex care home partners with primary school for correspondence program


A CARE home has partnered with an elementary school to launch a new pen pal program, connecting residents with students.

Lydfords Care Home in East Hoathly, Wealden, has partnered with East Hoathly CofE Primary School for the Intergenerational Scheme, which will give residents the opportunity to share their stories.

Residents of Lydfords, which is run by Barchester Healthcare, wrote to third and fourth year pupils and made new friends.

Letter writing, part of the school’s creative writing program, covered topics such as hobbies, pets and advice from students and residents of Lydfords.

Residents were able to share their interesting stories from the past as well as details of their present life.

Brendan Caffrey, Managing Director of Lydfords Care Home, said: “Residents have really enjoyed sharing their stories with the young pupils; so many people have amazing stories and they love hearing about the pupils’ adventures, we look forward to inviting the children to Lydfords for an in-person visit soon.

Lydfords care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, who are committed to providing personalized care in their care homes and hospitals. Lydfords provides residential care for 36 residents, from respite care to long-term stays.

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