RESIDENTS at Wickmeads care home in Tuckton have been keeping in touch with loved ones, despite Coronavirus visiting restrictions in place at care homes.

Resident Gillian Ponsford was given a boost when her family dropped off some presents on Mother’s Day, while still abiding by government visitor restrictions.

Gillian's family dropped flowers off outside the care home, while her granddaughter held up a handmade banner saying: “We love you Grandma.”

Meanwhile, residents at Elizabeth House in Poole received letters from the children of Trafalgar School in Portsmouth.

The pupils wanted to to make the residents smile after hearing they couldn’t receive visitors, and they certainly achieved their goal.

The residents loved reading the letters and hearing all about what the children wanted to do when they left school.

There were also lots of flowers and cards at Dorset House care home in Poole, while residents at Beauchamp House care home near Taunton showed they were thinking of their loved ones outside the care home.

Residents at Talbot View in Bournemouth, and at other Care South residential homes, have also been keeping in touch online.

Residents have been using tablets and laptops in the care homes to video call their loved ones.

All the homes are managed by not-for-profit charity Care South.

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