CARE home residents invited schoolchildren to visit following a successful pen pal scheme.

Lydfords Care Home in East Hoathly, Wealden, came together with East Hoathly CE Primary School for the inter-generational scheme, which gave residents the chance to share their stories.

Following this, residents of the care home have now invited their new friends to visit in person and have been sharing stories with the Year 5 and 6 pupils. 

Each of the children took a book to share with the residents, which prompted lots of smiles.

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The pen pal project began to build links between the care home and the school. 

Brendan Caffrey, general manager of the home, said: “Residents have really enjoyed sharing their stories with the young pupils and we hope we will have many more in-person visits from the school to come.”

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Lydfords Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, and provides residential and dementia care for 36 residents from respite care to long-term stays.