As World Kindness Day approaches (13 November) and with the country in the midst of another national lockdown, we’re inviting our local community to send in letters, postcards, drawings and poems to our residents.

Along with those in many residential care and nursing homes in Essex, our residents have had to make do with fewer visits from their loved ones over the last few months. To help combat loneliness and isolation caused by the pandemic, we’re keen for local schools, businesses and the community in general to get in touch. Residents will respond using Willow Care Home’s own branded postcards.

“We help our residents with phone and video calling but it’s not the same as seeing their relatives in person,” says Willows’ manager Claudia Ramsamy. “If they can receive a letter, card, drawing or poem from local children or anyone who lives in the area, it would make their day and let them know that their local community really does care.”

Introduced in 1998, World Kindness Day is celebrated across the globe every year on 13 November and promotes kindness in all its forms.