With World Kindness Day this Friday, a Hillingdon care has called for community spirit to put a smile on care home residents faces despite the country being in the midst of another lockdown.

Parkfield Nursing Home in Uxbridge invites the Hillingdon community to send in letters, postcards, drawings and poems to its early residents.

With fewer visits from their loved ones over the past few months, the home is very keen for local schools, businesses and the community to get in touch to help fight loneliness and isolation caused by the pandemic.

Residents are very excited to hopefully receive a message and will respond using the nursing home’s own branded postcards.

Parkfield’s manager, Shawndell Barker, said: “It would make their day and let them know that their local community really does care.

“We help our residents with phone and video calling but it’s not the same as seeing their relatives in person.”

It has been very difficult during the pandemic for care home nurses and residents.

In May 2019 the CQC rated the home as outstanding which is also reflected by the effort and care from the staff at Parkfield Nursing Home.

Late October the nursing home was visited by the Prime Minister to launch the ‘Hen Power’ scheme in the capital.

The project helps to promote good health and well-being in older people.

World Kindness Day is celebrated across the globe every year to promote kindness in all its forms.

This year especially is most important to offer an act of kindness after the year everyone has had.

If you would like to brighten up an elderly person’s day, please email a letter, drawing, poem or a card of kindness to parkfield@canfordhealthcare.co.uk or post them to World Kidness Day, Parkfield House Nursing Home, Charville Lane West, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 0BY.