Generous communities that helped make life easier for Slough and Windsor's older residents during lockdown have been thanked by managers of two care homes.

Care UK’s Mountbatten Grange in Windsor and Oak House in Slough both benefitted from the generosity of supporters.

Mountbatten Grange received gifts from the Ascot, Bracknell and Windsor community, as well as the home’s local Costa branch, including goodie bags, sweets and drinks.

At Oak House, residents received Easter eggs, as well as art materials from Tesco Slough’s community champions, allowing them to create special posters now displayed by the shop’s entrance and exit. Popcorn was also sent to the home by CVS Slough to make film nights extra special, as well as drinks from Coca-Cola for team members to enjoy.

It all helped make life easier for the teams running the care homes as they did their bit by baking for residents' birthdays and thinking up creative activities to make lockdown bearable.

Debbie Winwood, home manager at Mountbatten Grange, said: “Here at Mountbatten Grange, we play an active role in our community and it’s been overwhelming to see how many people have reached out to support us in the last couple of months.”

Yvonne Keating, home manager at Oak House, added: “Everyone at Oak House would like to thank local people for their kind gestures, however big or small, from sending popcorn for our film nights to encouraging residents to get creative by donating art materials and displaying their work. Your consideration and generosity has helped us through this challenging time, by bringing a smile to residents missing their families and a morale boost to our hardworking team.”