Chickenshed is reacting to these challenging times with a brand-new initiative for people over 70yrs, or those who find themselves more isolated or having to shield during this period.
Living Letters is a project that connects people, and in doing so aims to improve communication and develop intergenerational friendships.
How Does It Work?
The participants are gently guided through a four week on-line programme of correspondence, where they are paired with a writing partner from Chickenshed’s Young Company. The couples are encouraged, through letter writing, to reflect on life, share histories and swap stories with the aim that through this unveiling process, human connections are made and friendships are formed. At the end of the four weeks, participants will meet each other via 'Zoom' and are invited to join our social network.
Are you of 'mature' years, or isolated/shielding and would like to participate? Or do you know someone who you think would benefit from some extra correspondence each week during this time? A person who would enjoy writing about themselves and learning about someone much younger?
If you do, the only thing we ask is that you/they have access to email. We will guide you/them through the whole process and give plenty of support. We welcome support from carers as well.
For more information and to sign up or nominate someone else, please visit the website. Apply now to begin at the end of August.