Here at Care UK, we’ve launched a brand-new nationwide initiative to help combat loneliness in the community this festive season.
The Care to Share initiative is designed to support older people throughout the Christmas period and beyond, after studies have shown almost 1.5 million older people feel lonelier at Christmas than any other time of year*.
At Care UK, all our homes are designed to naturally form close-knit communities with plenty of communal lounges and shared spaces to encourage conversation. We’re delighted to be giving others a chance to experience the safe and sociable environments within our homes as we open the doors at over 100 care homes across the UK and invite our older neighbours to join residents for a merry good time as we celebrate the festive season.
Inspired by the fond festive memories residents share, from Christmas carol concerts to family board game tournaments, team members across the country have been busy planning a fantastic line up of events.
In Essex, Colne View are welcoming guests to join a special carol concert along with the dementia choir to raise money for local charity, Loneliness in Kind. Meanwhile in Kent, Weald Heights and Foxbridge House are cooking up delicious festive-themed lunches to enjoy with a warming mulled wine. For those in the north west, the team at Halecroft Grange, in Altrincham, are putting a festive twist on their knitting club, inviting local people for a knit and a natter while up in Scotland, Cairdean House are hosting a special Christmas bingo. From wreath making to pantomimes, from lunches to charity sing-alongs, we have plenty going on this December.
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