HELPING Hands Home Care in Bromsgrove has teamed up with schools and nurseries in the district to provide artwork and letters to their clients.

Brockhill Barn Day Nursery in Redditch were the first to contribute artwork to Helping Hands’ customers, with many creating drawings, artwork, cards and knitted figures to send back to the children as a thank you.

Miguel Camelo, branch manager at Helping Hands Home Care in Bromsgrove and Redditch said: “I believe that the power of the children’s energy is invaluable; they do not judge, they are pure souls with no second thoughts, and that is the energy required to boost everyone’s mood, either through an innocent comment that makes everyone laugh or through their honest feelings and ideas.

"And the greatest thing of all is that they can put all their feelings into a piece of artwork.

“Getting the children in contact with our customers made a massive impact; there were customers who were so proud of the artwork that they put it up on display in their homes.

"For other customers, this was a jump to the past - bringing back great memories of their youngest children or even of themselves as a child.

"I delivered the artwork and letters myself and saw first-hand our customers’ reactions, I felt so very humbled for making their day a better day.”

Monica Ahir, area care manager, said: “Here at Helping Hands, we value the communities that we’re a part of and it’s moments like this where you truly see the value in the people around you. The response from both the children and our customers to this new campaign has been wonderful.”

Helping Hands Bromsgrove and Redditch currently supports 98 customers in the area and employs 54 local carers.