NCS is the National Citizen Service, and if you’ve never heard of it before then prepare to be impressed, as it’s a truly exciting government-funded scheme getting 15-17-year-olds out and about in the community. The aim of the scheme is to help those taking part to develop personal skills but at the same time, it benefits many more people too – including our residents!

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to play host to a group of 16-year-old members of NCS, and what an amazing time everyone here at Cumnor Hill House had. The ten teens got stuck in with everything going on in our home, including planting bulbs in the garden, painting and board games in the bar bistro, and they even arranged their own quiz!

Thank you to every single one of you, as our residents thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Why Cumnor Hill House?

Well, coming to see us was just one of many things this group of wonderful young people have been up to, but with an aim to target elderly isolation and mental health issues within the older community, the group chose Cumnor Hill House as the ideal home to visit in their local area. We’re incredibly grateful that they did as our residents had a fantastic time!

With 60 hours of social action to achieve that week, NCS had a big challenge ahead, and we were more than happy to help by opening our doors for the day – we would have been mad not to!

Get involved with NCS

To find out more about NCS and all that they do, visit and if you’re aged 15-17, get involved! Offering the chance to take on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life, it offers a unique opportunity, and so far, more than 400,000 young people have already taken part and come together to accomplish amazing things.

From all of us here at Cumnor Hill House, thank you to NCS!