School Intergenerational Project Delights Moat House Care Home Residents

Residents at family-run Moat House Care Home in Burbage have been participating in an all new ‘Intergenerational Project’ with the students at Hastings High School, in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.

The project was started by Burbage Local Area Co-ordinator, Rachel Ball, designed to support and strengthen the local community links around the village of Burbage.

John Wheat, Resident at Moat House, with students Keira, Isla, and Dillon.

The six-week Intergenerational Project began in April 2023, taking place weekly at Moat House Care Home. Students worked in pairs alongside one resident, building strong and meaningful connections, creating relationships to last beyond the initial project.

A total of eight residents from Moat House, 2 local village residents and over 20 students from Hastings High School took part in the new project. After eagerly signing up, the selected pupils received training from the Leicester Musical Memory Box prior to the sessions beginning.  

Residents and students created a ‘My Memoir’ book together, learning new information about each other,  to create a story book of all the resident’s experiences and memories. Photographs of loved ones and keepsakes, such as Newspaper scraps, were brought along to the sessions by family members to show the students and implement them into the books.

“Our residents take part in regular activities in the home, and this project has been a welcome addition to the varied lifestyle and wellbeing program at Moat House. We are always keen to encourage intergenerational projects, and it has been thoroughly enjoyed by the residents. It’s a great idea and we hope this will be the beginning of a lasting relationship with Hastings High School” said Hayley Langley, Home Manager at Moat House Care Home.

Please do give us a call on 01455 633271 if you are looking for care or need any further help.”

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