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Companions for elderly residents

Pupils visit the local care home to befriend elderly residents who may be isolated from friends and family. They talk, play games and help with meals.


To reduce loneliness and provide mental stimulation for elderly residents. to encourage a spirit of service in our student volunteers.


Initiated by Head of Outreach. Programme has been in place for 6 years.


Sixth form volunteers. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


Improvement in mental alertness of elderly residents. Reduction of loneliness in local residents.

Pupil Involvement

Sixth form volunteers ages 16-18. 


Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during term time. Ongoing.