In the light of the recent “Care Home for Four Year Olds” documentary being shown on Channel 4, we are proud and delighted to be piloting bringing similarly heartwarming intergenerational work to care settings in Leicester.
So far, our Baking a Difference project is bringing together nursery children from Blossoms Day Nursery and South Lodge care home to make, create and eat gorgeous bread, as well as to share time, stories and new experiences together.
Having been busy baking, the nursery children brought in Diwali present of bread sticks dipped in icing and sprinkles (above) for the care home residents to enjoy.
Having finished a fun hedgehog roll baking session, Michelle from Planet Leicester Bakers tweeted: “Wonderful hour with nursery children and ‘The Grannies’ from a
#BakingaDifference care home yesterday. They finished creating and decorated their hedgehog buns and then had a sing along while they baked. #carehome #dementia #community #specialtreat @Learning4thAge ”
We are very excited indeed to see the project developing in this way and to be bringing generations together in this way in order to create, develop and strengthen community connections between people and places. We hope to be able to do much more of this during the project.