Postmen Delivering Kindness to the Elderly
Could postal workers help solve the social care crisis? We travel to Jersey to find out.
On the island of Jersey, postal workers don’t just deliver the mail. They also check up on elderly people during their routes. In a five minute chat, they check they’ve taken their medication and if there’s anything else they need. It’s popular with older people and their relatives, and the project has caught the attention of post offices - and health professionals - around the world. Could a chat on the doorstep help solve the social care crisis? We travel to Jersey to meet the man behind the idea, and join a postman on his round.
Also in the programme, award-winning engineer Lina Nillson talks about how we could get more women into engineering.
Presenter: Tom Colls
Producer: Elizabeth Cassin
Image: Jersey postman Ricky Le Quesne / Credit: BBC
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