Musical Cares

We have teamed up with the charity Foodshare to encourage schools to visit residential care homes this Christmas. It is a Values-in-Action project.

The goal of the campaign is for schools to help address loneliness in the community and to develop a stronger sense of community.

It also has a potential impact on breaking the cycle of poverty. This is where children born into poverty are far more likely to live in poverty as adults.

The charity Foodshare runs a foodbank. We understand that around one-third of the people who are referred to them for help do not collect their food. It is part of a cycle of shame that prevents people from accepting help even when they most need it. This campaign was designed to help reduce the sense of shame. When parents see the normality of their children helping people who are lonely, frail or otherwise disadvantaged, it should help to reduce their own sense of shame in accepting help from their community.

To download the flyer, click here  

Care Home Visits

Support for School Visits to Care Homes

To download our support for schools on visiting care homes:

Playlist on YouTube

The full playlist on YouTube is available from the link below:

Additional Information

We encourage schools to visit residential or nursing care homes for people who are elderly or disadvantaged.

The purpose of this initiative is to bring joy to residents and to help students and their families to develop a stronger sense of self and of community and to nurture students’ values-based relational skills.

It can take time for some students to feel comfortable participating during visits. It limits the benefits afforded to them. So we have created a free series of sing-along videos to help break the ice. The concept is that visits will revolve around a sing-along with the residents and students to help everyone to connect with each other more easily.

The benefits of students visiting residential care homes, both to residents and students are listed below. We encourage schools to visit a local home either once a term or once a year to strengthen the benefits.

Benefits to Students

General Benefits

Improved Relational Skills

Researched benefits:

Benefits for the Elderly

Impact on Poverty