Volunteers battle lockdown loneliness in Cardiff care homes with Easter performance
The organisation performed for 16 homes and donated 3,320 Easter eggs
A SOUTH Wales organisation has been combatting loneliness in 16 Cardiff-based care homes with outdoor Easter performances and donations of thousands of chocolate eggs.
“If I heard the words ‘thank you’ once, I heard them a thousand times, but I was saying the same to the residents because that’s what keeps you going,” said Chris Bridgeman, chairman of the Christmas for Care Homes committee.
Throughout the pandemic the number of elderly people reporting significant loneliness has increased steadily.