Malpas care home champions literacy skills among school children by reading with Granny

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The Malpas based care and nursing home, Prospect House, is championing literacy skills amongst school children by launching a ‘reading with Granny’ initiative for local school children.

The teams of reading companions are made up of Prospect House residents who are only too happy to help young pupils with their reading development and understanding.

Pairing dedicated Grannies with pupils during a scheduled day and time is proving to be a success with eight-year three pupils now regularly reading their favourite books to their matched ‘Granny’; many are even popping in after school for additional unscheduled reading time.

Sharon Dodds, Registered Manager at Prospect House Nursing and Care Home says: “This is a wonderful community initiative led by Barry Moss and our activities team. The children and residents are having so much enjoyment and our residents’ moods have really been elevated as they look forward to the next reading day. Of course, the children are really benefitting by having this dedicated focus and attention on them directly. It’s really lovely to see how these relationships are blossoming.”

For anyone interested in the Reading With Granny initiative please contact Prospect House directly on 01948 860011.

Perfectly situated in the centre of the historical village of Malpas, Prospect House is a beautifully renovated and maintained Georgian house. With views over the Cheshire plains, the home provides residential, nursing and expert care for residents with dementia, and both short-term respite care and daycare.

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