YOUNG superheroes spread joy when visiting Ty Gwyn care home in Penarth.

Youth members from the 1st Penarth Scout group recently visited the care home, based on Stanwell Road, to learn about how care homes operate as part of a badge looking at what superheroes do within their local community.

Youngsters visiting, on May 22, included:

  • Squirrel Scouts (aged four to six);
  • Beaver Scouts (aged six to eight-and-a-half);
  • Cub scouts (aged eight to ten-and a half).

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Ahead of this event Neil Chadwick, the community co-ordinator at Ty Gwyn, has visited the Squirrel Scouts to tell them how care homes look after residents, allowing them to live later life well.

The Squirrels wanted to help the residents and Mr Chadwick told them they were renovating their garden spaces, and setting up a sensory garden, ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee garden party and they arranged the visit.

During their visit Scouts:

  • Planted hanging baskets;
  • Planted window boxes;
  • Painted benches.

The Squirrels brought along wind chimes which they had made and gave them to the residents to put into the newly renovated garden spaces.

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“It is lovely to get strong community links built up again after the Covid pandemic,” said Mr Chadwick.

“The link we have established with the 1st Penarth Scout Group will open up lots of opportunities for our residents to get involved in intergenerational activities with the youth members and potentially pass on some of their life skills to the younger generation.

“On behalf of the home management, residents, and staff I would like to pass a massive thank you to all those who came to help with our gardens; I look forward to welcoming them to the home again soon.”

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Ty Gwyn is part of MHA – the UK’s largest charity care provider.

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