We need your help to help bring smiles to older people of Sutton by sending them a lovely picture, letter or poem from a younger person who also lives in Sutton. Age UK Sutton is supporting hundreds of older people during coronavirus, many of whom have nobody else, or are desperately missing regular contact with friends, neighbours, and family. These letters will be sent to older people isolating at home, in care homes, and in hospital to bring some cheer in these difficult times. (We have taken advice on how to 'quarantine' the letters to ensure safety for all involved).
We have been working with our friends at Juice Design who have created a few templates for you to use to colour in a picture/draw one of your own and write your letter or poem
Marked FAO Jemma Thornton/Letters of Joy
Keeping everyone safe
We are following guidance on safety to ensure everyone is protected. Once your packs arrive at our offices, they will stay here for 3 days before we open them and then send them on to our clients. Our staff are using advised precautions when opening and repacking the letters, as we do with all items delivered to older people. They will then be sent on in the post, or dropped off by our staff and volunteers as they visit older people to deliver food, medication, and to check on wellbeing and welfare.
Contact us for more information about our Covid-19 Wellbeing Programme or our other services.