“How inspiring it is for the younger generation to want to do something to for the older generation, multi-generational working is key in these difficult times”Christine Horn, Dementia Team Leader at Age Concern
ACL Supported Learning learners have been working hard to support the elderly community in Colchester who are supported by Age Concern by making handmade gifts and planting spring bulbs.
The Employability Retail class at ACL Colchester have been making bags, cards and putting together gifts for those in the community who need it the most. The class wanted to increase positivity in these difficult times and reach those who may be isolated within the community during the festive period.
One of the learners, Bryn, said “I made a box with some nice things in for an elderly man to make him happy”.
Christine Horn, Dementia Team Leader at Age Concern said “”How inspiring it is for the younger generation to want to do something to for the older generation, multi-generational working is key in these difficult times.”
“I made a box with some nice things in for an elderly man to make him happy”Bryn, Supported Learner
Many of the Employability Horticulture class have also been planting spring bulbs for the community so that will be able to enjoy them when spring comes. One of these learners, Jessica Davis, said “We had fun planting the daffodil pots and wrapping them up. It will make the people happy.”
Our Supported Learning students continue to support the community, young and old.
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