Care Home Pen Pals

Care Home Pen Pals - Rebecca & Holly

Rebecca Storey works at Merit head office as a QA Officer. To help combat loneliness suffered in care homes during COVID-19 lockdown, Rebecca has been writing letters with the support of a Facebook group set up by a local member of the North East community, Holly.

The Facebook group was started to show the amazing letters and pictures Holly’s class at a local special needs school have been writing and drawing for the elderly in care homes for support.

After great success, this has now expanded for anyone to join in. If either you or your children want to help support and become pen pals with the elderly at local care homes, visit: