Why they need a Friend in Deed in South Wootton

Why they need a Friend in Deed in South Wootton

Published by Grace Mcgachy
12:10pm 18th February 2019. (Updated at 5:29am 19th February 2019)

A smile on every face in South Wootton.

The residents Crossroads Community Hub had some very special little visitors.

Charity independence matters invite youngsters into care homes to bring fun and laughter to those who live there.

The Little Visitors scheme means parents can take children of all ages into care homes and sheltered housing to play games, chat to and spend time with residents while building long-term friendships.

Founder of Friend in Deed Kelly Lindsay told KLFM there huge benefits for both generations:

"For children, it can be about confidence, it can help them develop strong and positive relationships with people and help them in their development and learning.

For older people, it's a lot about preventing loneliness for helping older people feel connected to the wider community."

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We asked Mum Ellie why she brought her four year old daughter Harriet along:

"It's so benefical to bring children, especially for people who suffer from dementia.

It brings out a more youthful side, it can bring memories back to them and plus she loves it!

It's great, it's just really rewarding it's lovely."


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