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About the Project
During 2020, while residents in our care homes across Bedfordshire were facing greater isolation than ever, we tried to find new ways to connect with them and let them know they were not forgotten, and Timeless Tales came into being through a partnership between The Place and local charity Friends For Life.
Our Timeless Tales campaign aims to bring stories, songs and poetry into care homes – initially this was done virtually, though during 2021 we have been able to make in-person garden visits to some local homes. One of the eventual aims of the project is that residents might write and record their own tales to share with us too.
Over several months in 2020-2021, recordings of children, adults and families reading their favourite stories or poems were sent to care homes to play to residents.
We would love you to be part of this. If you’ve written something you would like to share, or have a favourite you could read and record, or if you’d like to be part of on site visits to care homes – please get in touch!
Here’s how the project started: