TEENAGERS from Middlesbrough Football Club’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) are spending the new few weeks volunteering at care homes across Teesside.
The volunteers, all aged between 15 and 17, will be visiting elderly residents at Hill Care homes in Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough throughout July and August.
They will be keeping residents company with games, conversation, hand massages, nail painting, singing, entertainment and serving drinks.
They will be visiting:
- Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, on Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th July.
- The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, on Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th July
- Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, on Monday and Tuesday, 1st and 9th August
- The Beeches Care Home, in Newtown, on Tuesday, 2nd August
Liz Jones, Customers Relations Officer at Hill Care, said: “The young adults of the Middlesbrough FC NCS have visited the homes before and our residents get a huge amount of enjoyment from their visits.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming them back over the coming weeks and can’t thank them enough for what they do for our residents.”
The aim of the NCS is to bring together youngsters from different backgrounds and get them engaged in their local communities.
The flagship government initiative sets challenges and experiences to enabling them to develop the confidence, skills and attitudes needed to be active and responsible citizens.