Companions for elderly residents
Pupils volunteer to act as companions to elderly residents, talking to them, playing games and helping with meals.
To improve mental alertness of residents. To reduce loneliness.
Identified by Head of Outreach. Programme has been in place for 6 years.
Sixth form volunteers.
Improvement in mental alertness of residents. Reduction in loneliness.
Sixth form volunteers ages 16-18.
Weekly during term time; Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.