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Pen Pals for Halton care home residents

Our care homes have been through unprecedented times during the pandemic and our teams are coming up with a variety of ways to help older residents in care keep in touch with the outside world.

As part of our #HaltOnLoneliness campaign, this new Pen Pals scheme will encourage members of the public of all ages to become a pen pal with one of our care home residents.

You could help brighten up the day by sending a letter, a colourful postcard, or picture, giving residents something to talk about and share with others. It could be by email or a more traditional letter or postcard.

For someone who has limited contact with people outside a care environment, something like this could provide a connection to the outside world and perhaps a new friendship. 

If you would like to become a pen pal for one of our residents you can sign up by emailing the Sure Start to Later Life team at ss2ll@halton.gov.uk​

For more information about our campaigns to end loneliness and services for older people, please call Sure Start to Later Life on 01928 569498.