Making Pals is a three-year project co-ordinated by Alive! that aims to increase the levels of community engagement in care homes.
Alive!'s mission is to put older people’s mental health and wellbeing at the heart of care across the UK and to change people's perceptions of care homes by encouraging people to take part in community-led activities for older people in care.
The project will work together with care home residents to learn about their passions and interests and understand what activities they would like to take part in.
Alive! will connect care homes with members of the community who share their interests and, through planning meaningful activities together, help to build long-lasting links between care homes and their communities.
As part of the project, Alive! is looking to understand the existing connections between care homes and their local communities across the country. It is asking care homes to fill out an online survey. Anyone who enters will be entered into a prize draw to win either an Alive! activity session for your care home or a £50 Amazon voucher.
To learn more about the project or to request a copy of the finished report, email MakingPals@aliveactivites.org