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EFL Week Of Action: Talking Football Project

19 January 2023

This week marks the EFL's Week of Action for 2023. Every day this week we are going to be celebrating the different things we are doing here at Cheltenham Town, and with the Cheltenham Town Community Trust, to support our local community.

Cheltenham Town Community Trust are currently running a 'Talking Football Project' with people over the age of 65 who live within care homes and Cheltenham Borough Homes independent living schemes. 

So far through the project, the Trust have worked with 175 individuals that live in 11 different venues. As part of the project, memory boxes are put together for each home visited, which can be used by residents and staff outside the acitivity sessions run by the Trust.

The impact of the project is shown in this testimonial received from one of the care homes.

‘The Cheltenham Town Community Trust has provided our residents with some much needed social and physical interactions. Our residents have benefited so much from this and we see a change in not only their physical health but also their mental wellbeing.

'The regular activities is essential to their health and wellbeing. The guys at the Trust have come to know our residents well and have built a good relationship with them and we look forward to them visiting, we hope this can continue. They enjoy the range of activities available to them but also like that the guys will chat to them and offer some much needed social interaction that some of our residents need.’ (Royal Court – Lillian Faithful) 

Cheltenham Town Community Trust thoroughly enjoying being able to provide opportunities to the residents to not only help them physically, but to also improve their mental health. 

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