Silver Stories

Silver Stories is a charity that sees children (Silver Readers) reading a story or poem over the telephone to an older, isolated member of the community (Silver Listener). Silver Stories creates a wonderful intergenerational contact. For Silver Listeners, it helps reduce the feelings of loneliness and social isolation. For Silver Readers, it improves their reading, literacy and communication skills and builds self-confidence. Home Instead has trialled a collaboration with Silver Stories for the benefit of clients, clients families and CAREGivers, with great success.

Female CAREGiver helping male client

Home Instead identifies interested Silver Listeners and Silver Readers through its client base, employee base and local networks, before facilitating an introduction to Silver Stories which then gets participants started. This initiative brings to life the desire of both organisations to promote intergenerational activities to reduce isolation and build confidence.

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