KiB and COVID-19
Older people feel more alone and isolated than ever before now that care homes and most hospitals have cancelled visits. The crisis hasn’t stopped KiB: our singers are spreading cheer at a safe distance – on doorsteps, through windows, and in the streets.
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At the start of lockdown, we launched a poetry and art challenge for our talented student volunteers: create a work to connect with older people who’re feeling lonely and forgotten. Your entries inspired and amazed us all here at KiB, and the winning works are now creating conversations in hospitals and care homes in Warwickshire.
Our afternoon Zoom sessions, Valuing Older People, take you through our volunteering-from-home programme, and offer you unique insight into how to help older people during lockdown. Read on for more details
Since lockdown began, KiB singers have been lifting the spirits of older, vulnerable people by performing outside care homes and in hospital gardens. These sessions send a powerful message of hope and togetherness, showing older people that they have not been forgotten by the outside world.
We’re all feeling anxious under lockdown and missing friends and family. So let’s take advice from the people who lived through quarantine, homesickness and isolation 80 years ago. Help KiB capture inspirational wartime stories for a new generation to learn from and enjoy.
Help us spread messages of hope and togetherness. Send us your poetry, your artwork and your inspirational articles and we will share them with lonely older people to show them that the world still cares.
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