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Anisha Grange starts community pen pal club

25 March 2020

Anisha Grange starts community pen pal club

Anisha Grange, our care home in Billericay has kick-started a pen pal club to help tackle social isolation in the local community.

Our residential, dementia and nursing home which has been closed to visitors following Government advice, started the pen pal club and advertised for people to get involved on social media.

Since their post on Facebook and Twitter last week, our home’s 68 residents have received 30 postcards, letters and pictures from the community and pupils at Rayleigh and Sunnymede primary school.

Customer Relationship Manager at Anisha Grange Care Home, Carl Roberts said: “We are very aware of all the people living in Billericay and the surrounding area that may be isolating themselves during this difficult time so we set up the pen pal club as we hope to spread a little bit of joy through the mail. Taking the time to sit down and write a thoughtful note to a stranger is a simple pleasure, sharing ideas and telling stories is so valuable at a time where we can feel further from our neighbours than ever before. We hope that through the pen pal club people will feel closer to one another and children who are home-schooling have a way of practicing their reading and writing.”

If you would like to join the pen pal club simply write a letter or postcard including your returning address to Anisha Grange Care Home on Outwood Common Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2LE.

The residents will write back to you in their weekly correspondence activity.

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