THEY are saluting heroes old and new at a Hagley care home with a stunning display of cut-out figures and hand-made poppies.

The entrance of Field House Care Home is adorned with more than 100 poppies made by the 47 residents using cut-up plastic bottles, fish wire and pots and pots of red paint.

For the dementia residents it helps to bring back treasured memories from bygone times.

But while it is salute to our fallen heroes of the past, the home also stress that they aren’t forgetting our current front line heroes in the NHS and the care sector helping to fight Covid.

Activities co-ordinators Pauline Whitehouse and Dawn Shackles say it’s been a hard year, with residents unable to have visitors indoors since the start of the first lockdown, and now an end to the ‘window visits’ of the summer.

There’s an orangery that has been converted with screens for visits when guidance allows, but at the moment it is all about staff keeping residents active with activities that put a smile on their face.

The silhouette figures were provided by Hagley British Legion branch and this Sunday residents will pop outside to admire their own handiwork and watch a special remembrance service via the TV.

Registered Manager Louise Martin said the work had kept residents’ spirits high.

“We are also very grateful to the hero’s from the current generation fighting a different kind of war and putting their own lives on the front line.

“We are very conscious that this year will be hard for the British legion to raise funds and pay true respect to our heroes.

“ So we just wanted to say from Field House Care Home, Hagley a huge thank you to every Hero- past and present.”