Young enjoy tea and chat with elderly in Manor Park

A group of residents at a Manor Park nursing home enjoyed an afternoon of tea and chats with young people from The Prince’s Trust.

A group of 15 young people spent the afternoon with the residemts from BUPA’s Baker’s Court Nursing Centre in Little Ilford Lane in an event designed to help tackle loneliness and isolation.

The event was just one of a series of tea parties organised throughout the week fror Communi-tea Week. Others were he;df at Mornington Hall Residential and Nursing Home in Whitta Road.

Donna Hunt, senior activities co-ordinator at Baker’s Court said the residents enjoyed the afternoon. Some of the young Prince’s Trust members talked to the residents about meeting Prince Charles recently.

Both care homes used the event to reach out to older people in the community who may be in need of a friendly face.

With the latest research from Age UK indicating that nearly one million over 65-year-olds only see close friends or family once a month or less, staff and residents are inviting older people in their local communities to join them for a friendly brew and enjoy some tea and entertainment.