Huddersfield New College’s Health and Social Care students have ensured that residents at Lindley Grange Care Home have a Christmas to remember, despite the current restrictions in place as a consequence of Covid-19. Students from the department have “adopted a grandparent”. Each student has been paired with a resident, and has written them a Christmas card and made or bought a present to help spread Christmas cheer throughout the care home.
This year, residents in care homes across the country have faced some of the toughest restrictions, with many not having seen their family members since March for their own safety. Christmas without the comfort of a visit from family is an isolating experience, and the compassion of our students in helping to make this Christmas extra special for these residents is particularly heart-warming.
Zoe Potts, Course Leader for the Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care, comments “It has been a pleasure to link with Lindley Grange Care Home to help spread Christmas cheer amongst some of the most vulnerable within our community. Working within the Health and Social Care sector requires a huge amount of compassion, and the ability to relate to people from all age groups, and our students have demonstrated this with the amount of time they have dedicated to carefully and generously choosing the perfect gift for their “grandparent”. We hope to be able to follow this up with a visit to the care home when it is safe to do so”.
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