Elderly Care and Connections

Division Head:  Tohid Ismail cca.elderlycare@durham.ac.uk

The Elderly Care and Connections Division is focused on strengthening existing links with care homes around Durham and their residents, as well as ensuring that the history of Durham is maintained for future generations.

We currently have two regular projects for students to volunteer with. We host regular coffee mornings at St Margaret’s care home, as well as inviting elderly guests to the Castle once a term for an afternoon tea, in collaboration with Age UK’s Intergenerational Programme. We also encourage Castle Societies such as Arts Society, Ukulele Society and Big Band to come along and perform for the residents.

Castle Big Band performing at St. Margaret's Care Home last Christmas
Castle Big Band performing at St. Margaret’s Care Home last Christmas