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NAPA Arts in Care Homes Only Connect – linking up care homes with pen pal partners

Call out  to any NAPA member homes  that would like to be part of our Only Connect project. We have tons of volunteers, including artists and school children, who are keen to send you messages of support at this difficult time. Due to current circumstances, we have decide to make this an online project, Only Connect pen pal partners will send messages and artwork via email.

If you want to start receiving emails, please

Please send details of a contact in your home for your Only Connect Pen pal partner  to liaise with. The email subject should be: Only Connect Pen Pals. It would also be handy to have your postal address  so that we can try to link you up with someone local if possible. Once the situation with Coronavirus is resolved, it would be great if you could keep in touch with your Only Connect pen pal partner.

When you start receiving email messages and artwork, why not make an Only Connect wall or notice board in your home? Printout and stick up messages and you can also include other cards and letters from relatives and friends. A nice activity would be to take individual residents to look at the Only Connect messages together.


We would love to hear about your Only Connect pen pal partnerships. If sharing pictures of artwork or messages of support on social media, please use the hashtag #OnlyConnect and tag in @artsincarehomes and @napalivinglife #activityisvital