Care home pen pal project asks people to write letters to residents

Overbury House residents pictured with two of the home's care workers. Photo: Overbury House

Overbury House residents pictured with two of the home's care workers. Photo: Overbury House - Credit: Archant

A north Norfolk care home has invited people to send hand-written cards and letters to its residents in a new memory project.

Helen Sidhu has been announced as the new manager of Overbury House, nursing home in Wroxham. Pictur

Helen Sidhu has been announced as the new manager of Overbury House, nursing home in Wroxham. Picture: Healthcare Homes Group - Credit: Archant

Staff at Overbury House care home in Wroxham launched the project to connect residents to the community through writing.

The scheme asks people to consider becoming a pen friend to a resident in the home, which offers specialist dementia care, by writing and receiving cards or letters.

A post office area with a post box has been created, so that residents can receive, send, and reply to letters.

Manager Helen Sidhu said: 'As Christmas approaches, the team at Overbury House would love to reach out to the community and invite them to send Christmas cards, postcards and letters to our residents, who will gain so much from the interaction.'

Anyone interested in taking part should write to: Memory Lane, C/O Overbury House,

9 Staitheway Road,

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Wroxham, Norfolk,

NR12 8TH.

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