Aims of the project
To support the residents of the home.
To offer potential medical students firsthand experience of a widespread condition, and to improve their communication skills (often in difficult circumstances).
Apart from taking the pupils to the home, no Canford staff are involved. Pupils are under the direct management of the home's staff while they are here helping.
Informal feedback from the home indicates that the help offered is useful.
Given the nature of the home, only Sixth Form pupils are involved. They are mostly potential medical students.
Frequency and duration
Two hours every Monday afternoon throughout the academic year.