Second year Health and Social Care students are sending Christmas messages to older adults who are socially isolated and experiencing loneliness in support of the charity MHA Communities. In many cases they are living with dementia or are visually/aurally impaired.

MHA Communities train volunteer befrienders to pay weekly visits to the homes of these vulnerable people, however, with the national and local restrictions this year, it is more crucial than ever that these people know that they are not alone.

Stacey Tanner, Subject Leader for Health and Social Care, said: “Our students wanted to play their part in sharing kind messages this Christmas with those who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. The cards from our students may be the only Christmas cards these members of our community will receive this year and might be the only communication they have outside of the Charity.”

To find out more about the Charity and how you can volunteer please visit: MHA Communities | Befriending, Social & Online Activities | MHA