The care home in Drayton creating links through literacy

From left: Author Isabelle King, Joyce Cox, Michelle Barrie, Manager Julia Chapman-Wright, care ass

From left: Author Isabelle King, Joyce Cox, Michelle Barrie, Manager Julia Chapman-Wright, care assistant Naomi Freeman, Beryl Ryder, Beryl Kemp, Evelyn Bould and author Cressida McLaughlin with children from the St Assisi School. Picture: Suzanna Hammond. - Credit: Suzanna Hammond.

A literacy programme has been launched at a Drayton care home.

The Comprehensive Literary Programme was launched at the Brooklands Care Home in Drayton, near Norwich, with the aim of creating links between the home and the wider community.

The launch featured a visit from two Norwich authors - Cressida McLaughlin and Isabelle King and children from the St. Francis Assisi School.

Talking newspapers and magazines from the Norfolk charity Chatterbox are available to residents and some have become 'Reading Ambassadors' and are reading regularly to residents unable to read themselves.

Isabelle King said: 'I am thrilled to be part of the Brooklands literacy initiative.


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'I have designed some enjoyable and relaxed storytelling sessions and creative writing workshops especially for Care Homes - so it will be very interesting to talk to residents and staff in the home.'

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