School children send picture postcards to older people in Malvern

Students from Northleigh School hold up their picture postcards

Triangle Home Care Malvern, part of the charity Friends of the Elderly, has partnered with Northleigh School to deliver picture postcards to its clients.

Children in years five and six at the school have created ‘picture postcards’ that will be delivered to clients by their home care workers to brighten their day and make them smile.

Donna Brown, Manager of Triangle Home Care Malvern, said: “It’s common to see feelings of loneliness and isolation amongst some of our clients. As a service, we not only offer personal care but also spend time providing companionship to our clients. Though when we are not there, many of those we care for don’t see anyone else and are unable to get out of the house. Receiving these wonderful postcards from the children at Northleigh will let them know they are being thought about and provide a source of delight that they can look at again and again.”

Catherine Shuck, Teacher at Northleigh School, said: “It has been a pleasure to provide these postcards for older people in Malvern. The children were so pleased to have been asked and it struck a common chord, with many of them thinking of their own families.”

Triangle Home Care Malvern provides support to enable people to live independently and enjoy life in their own homes for as long as possible.