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Adopt a Care Home

There are 1.4m chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK, making this a major issue that is now widely recognised in society today (Source: Age UK). 

We've been working closely with local schools and care homes over the last two years to help bring a little joy and happiness to those living in residential care. Whilst our usual arts activities in those homes are on hold, we're not going to let Covid get in the way of igniting imaginations across the city. 

We're calling upon families, young people and schools from across Sheffield to undertake a random act of kindness and send a video message of support to those living in care in Sheffield. We'll collect the videos and stream them into the care homes in the hope to brighten up someone's day. 

We hope that you'll have lots of fun creating your video - which can be just a few words of support, maybe a little song, a poem or your favourite joke. Anything that will lift spirits and put a smile on someone's face. 

Taking part is easy

Send your video through WhatsApp to 07599 101228  or you can send them to us through the  Ignite Imaginations Facebook page before Friday 19th March. 
 
Safeguarding is our main priority, therefore our team will ensure that messages sent to the residents are appropriate for the audience.

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Ignite Imaginations
Adopt a Care Home

We are working in four care homes with four different primary schools and nurseries on this intergenerational project. Adopt a care home aims to reduce isolation and loneliness by connecting participants through creative activities. We have been dancing, singing and doing artwork in the sessions.