Mellish build links with the local school

Mellish House in Sudbury was visited for the first time by a year 6 class from the local Pot Kiln Primary School this week.

The pupils arrived at Mellish House and participated in a Christmas themed arts and crafts session with the residents.

This vital community link was formed following a meeting with Pot Kiln Primary School year 6 Teacher Mr David Stevens, he explained ‘I am excited to make links with Mellish House as it is important the children have an understanding of the care required in their own local community.’ Mellish House Home Manager Khala also suggested ‘This will help eradicate the stigma that can sometimes surround peoples general understanding of dementia.’ This is a subject close to Mr Stevens heart so we are looking forward to developing the relationship further.

The Children were welcomed by Glenda, Activities Coordinator,  assisting staff and various residents who were eager to meet them.

The arts and crafts session was a resounding success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved, the interactions throughout were very positive leaving some pupils commenting they did not want to leave and asking when they could return for another visit. Teacher Mr David Stevens informed afterwards “The children absolutely loved it.  It was fantastic to see them interacting with the residents. Thanks for making us feel so welcome!”

Since the visit from the pupils residents have been commenting on their enjoyment from the visit and also asking when the children will return. Resident, Brenda said “It was really wonderful to see them all”.

The pupils of year 6 will be returning to the home monthly to meet with our residents. See you soon!

Mellish House provides specialist dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 48 elderly people in Sudbury.

If you would like to find out more about life at Mellish House  and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5523 or

Mellish House Residential Home

Home Manager

Maekhala Allan


20 Kings Hill,
Great Cornard,
CO10 0EH

0808 223 5523
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely