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Tackling isolation one card at a time

A postcard initiative hopes to tackle social isolation and loneliness.


Marriott House and Lodge have been helping to do their bit for such issues for some time now through their Postcards of Kindness initiative.


A spokesman from the care home, which was awarded a Good rating by the Care Quality Commission at the end of last year, said: “Social isolation will only increase due to the ever-developing Corona virus outbreak.


“We, the residents and staff of Marriott House and Lodge Care Home, would like to help prevent this in any way they can, so we are looking for pen pals of all ages!


“The aim is to help individuals in the home and local community to feel connected during this difficult time.


“We are looking for pen pals of all ages. It is amazing how a simple letter, short story, poem or even a photo or drawing can brighten someone’s day.


“The residents of Marriott House and Lodge will then reply as part of our busy social activity sessions.”


Writers are asked to send their pieces either in the post to: Marriott House and Lodge Pen Pal Initiative, Tollhouse Close, Chichester, PO19 1SG or you can email or

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