The Together Project bridges care home-community divide during lockdown

Together Project

A new intergenerational activity has been launched to bridge the divide created between care homes and their communities during lockdown.

The Together Project’s Hand in Hand Together programme will see children of all ages and older people in care homes create handprint pictures to send to each other.

Louise Goulden, Founder, The Together Project, said: “Hand in Hand Together is symbolic of reaching across the divide that has been created between care homes and their local communities during this terrible time we’ve all been through.”

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April Dobson, Head of Relationship Centred Care, of programme participant Hallmark Care Homes, said: “This is a truly heart-warming initiative and we can’t wait to be involved. It’s been an incredibly tough time for everyone, and this will really help to lift spirits.”

Parents/guardians and care homes are asked to sign up at: so The Together Project can ‘pair-up’ people of different generations.

The handprints will be made into a collage, forming a picture that represents the project. The artwork will be unveiled at Bucklesham Grange, Hallmark Care Homes, on National Day of Arts in Care Homes (managed by NAPA – National Activity Providers Association) on 24 September 2020, alongside a range of merchandise available as a special memento for taking part at the end of the project.

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