Doily and emulsion paint, anyone?
Studies show that the two loneliest age groups across the UK are the over 65s… and young people.
East London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city. My involvement with East London Cares started when I offered to volunteer – and then realised that young people were doing the volunteering. Lively of mind though I am, I am not actually young – but East London Cares, undeterred, wanted to chat.
Resources for activity packs were running low so I started by making my colouring book downloads available.
Then I was asked to take part in a funded St Margaret’s House and East London Cares project, supported by the Covid-19 London Response Fund, to make a Zoom video for a fun activity. I made two: Waste Not shows how to make and decorate a notebook using stuff that’s around you at home and Concertina Stories is all about making and illustrating a story book using a concertina format, making by yourself or bringing stories together with an East London Cares friend.