Young people from Level Two Youth Group visited Maynell House as part of their work around intergenerational involvement, just one of the topics that the youth workers look to promote with the group The young people, aged between 11 and 14, spent time chatting with the resident about Level Two and asked them for their views on young people today.
The visit is part of a wider activities programme that is organised within the home to provide enjoyable activities for residents, whilst building links with the local community. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides residential care for up to 25 people.
Level Two is a youth project based in Felixstowe, supporting young people aged 10-25yrs. They offer services such as open sessions where young people can access their centre to use the facilities as well as socialising with others and meeting new people.
Home Manager at Maynell House, Judith Morgan-Worrall said: “Our residents really enjoyed the visit from Level Two. It’s great to provide them with opportunities to meet new people and to spend time chatting about all sorts of subjects.
“The young people were able to learn about the work we do and the importance of caring for our older people. We’d love to have them back again.”
Youth Worker Alycia Sheldrake from Level Two said: “We were really proud of our young people and how they engaged with the residents at Maynell House. Our young people were surprised with what the older people thought of youngsters today as they assumed older generations had a negative image about young people
This was not an easy task for our young people but we felt really proud of how they handled themselves and that they were willing to give up some of their own time to chat with residents”