Little Elves pay a festive visit to Norfolk care home

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Christmas came early for the residents of a care home when some Little Elves came to visit.

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Social enterprise Friend In Deed brought children in their best festive get-ups to Broadland View care home in Thorpe St Andrew for an afternoon of carols, gifts and Christmas joy.

Barbara, who has dementia, said: 'A baby's smile does something that medication can't. It makes me feel young and alive again.'

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Friend In Deed says there are benefits to interactions between young and older people including improvements in mood, mobility and grip strength while the children develop their empathy and communication skills.

Sarah, mum to Little Elf Edie, said: 'She loves to meet people and you can see the impact she is making by seeing all the smiles she gets from the residents.'

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant


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Broadland View's manager, Sharon Hurren, added: 'It was truly wonderful and we look forward to having more little visitors from Friend In Deed next year.'

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

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Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

Little Elves visited residents at the Broadland View Care Home in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

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