Children and young people from Team Fostering recently spent time with care home residents at Broadacres Care Home, Rotherham, as part of a scheme to bring young and elderly together. It was arranged as part of our Volunteer Programme, which helps young people develop a range of skills and experience to enhance future employment prospects.
The young people spent several hours with the residents over the festive period, playing board games and pass the parcel. The group of children and residents read poems and books together, performed songs and took part in a festive quiz.
Broadacres resident Iris Oldfield, 89, said: “I don’t have a young family so I was absolutely delighted to spend time with the young children.”
Julie Eveleigh, Interim Manager at the home, said: “Team Fostering approached us to bring the children in to entertain our residents.
“They put on a buffet and kept the residents company with games, music and dancing.
“The experience had huge benefits for both the residents and children and we’re hoping there will be many more visits in future.”
The children and young people who took part in the scheme worked incredibly hard and have taken a lot from the experience. Broadacres have invited the young people back for future events and activities, and this was a fantastic scheme which really brightened up the festive season for both parties.