Building intergenerational relationships at The Willows care homeResidents at The Willows care home, in Hinckley, had a lovely surprise in March as children from the local primary school came to visit, accompanied by a selection of books to read. 

Children from the year 4 class at St Peter’s School visited Residents at the home and brought with them their reading books. They then sat in small groups with Residents, and read to them. 

Residents loved listening to the stories and getting to know the children. Building relationships, not only in the local community, but among different generations is something that everyone at The Willows tries to accommodate, as everyone always ends the session smiling and in good spirits. 

One of the children said, “I want to work here when I leave school.”

Eileen, a Resident from the 31-bed residential and residential dementia care home, commented, “That was the best day I have had. It was so lovely to see all their (the children’s) smiling faces.”

Brenda Amos, Home Administrator, remarked, “Everyone had a wonderful time, and many Residents were chatting about the visit for a long time afterwards. We all look forward to welcoming the children back very soon.”