A pageant winner is helping residents reconnect at the care home that cared for her elderly grandfather.

Miss Middlesex, Anusha Sareen, 26, of Edgware, thanked Middlesex Manor Care Home in Harrow Road, Wembley, for their help in looking after her grandfather,

To give back to the home’s residents, Anusha wants to create pen pals between various care homes to help residents reconnect.

Miss Sareen said: “My grandfather was a patient at Middlesex Manor Care Home when I was 15.

“I decided to spend my spare time, volunteering to help the care home, feeding, bathing, entertaining, in-house transport, and general maintenance duties.

“After being crowned Miss Middlesex, and moving back into London after eight years away at university and work, I wanted to reach out to this care home.

“Meeting with the manager and assistant manager, we came to a great plan of implementing a Pen Pal system between care homes to give the patients a sense of a social life.”

The care home’s patients will now partner up, based on their interests and with the help of nurses, will write to other residents.

She added: “In this day and age, the patients often are unable to keep up with the technological advances, and really appreciate the traditional way of staying in touch.

“I feel that this system will help the patients feel more connected and involved with the outside world, plus give them an extra friend.”