Supporting the Kissing it Better Initiative

Emma Daniell, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire, commented:
"Loneliness and isolation are a real threat to our older generation - KIB gives a real chance for the young to mitigate this threat".


The latest funding we received from Crimebeat has enabled us to start a project across North Warwickshire linking secondary and primary school pupils from The Futures Trust. The Trust oversees 8 state schools (a mix of secondary and primary schools across North Warwickshire and Coventry).

Working with Peter Thomas, CEO Futures Trust, and Clive Dalton, Leader for Education Pathways, Futures Trust we have, so far, trained 35 secondary students age 16+ through a regular weekly session and workshopped 300 primary school children from Camp Hill Primary School, Nuneaton. Both schools are now linked to Drayton Court Care Home, Nuneaton ( walking distance from both schools) where regular visits have now been set up, initiated, and supported by us.

To support this work, we have bought reminiscence material linked to six themes and the pupils take this with them in a wicker trolley (also supplied by us) whenever they visit.

So, thanks to Crimebeat, the project is growing. 


President Kennedy Secondary School
Thank you so much for today! The students really enjoyed it as you could see, and are looking forward to the next session.
Clive Dalton, Leader of Educational Pathways for Health, The Future's Trust


The Futures Trust
Camp Hill pupils had a great time. The head thought it was one of the most refreshing things they had done in ages.
Peter Thomas, CEO, The Futures Trust


Head Teacher, Camp Hill Primary School
Jill, I would love to work with you on any future projects and I have included our PTA lead in this email as I feel she has a good grasp of our community and would be able to lead some further work alongside our PTA.
Louise Barrass, Head Teacher, Camp Hill Primary School