Accolade for care home and nursery

Accolade for care home and nursery

A NURSERY and a care home have been rewarded for their ‘Magic Moments’ scheme in which youngsters visit elderly residents.

Once a month, two- and three-year-old children from the Co-op Childcare nursery in Dewsbury Moor visit the elderly at Avery Mews care home in Heckmondwike.

Both groups enjoy story-telling, games, arts and crafts, as well as music and singing with each other.

Healthwatch Kirklees nominated the collaboration for a national Healthwatch Network Award, set up to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The scheme received a ‘highly commended’ rating from judges.

Stacey Appleyard, communications lead for Healthwatch Kirklees, said: “The visits improve the well-being of both the older people and the children and contribute to their learning. The project showcases the outstanding care and passion of local staff in coming up with innovative ways to find projects that have social and emotional benefits for the whole community.”

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