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    Professional gardener helps residents grow their own vegetables

    Professional gardener helps residents grow their own vegetables

    A professional gardener who has managed some of Britain’s top garden estates is helping care home residents grow their own vegetables to use in cookery classes. Andrew Jones, 53, is the Pendine Park Care Organisation’s head gardener and takes time out from his busy schedule to help the green-fingered residents. It’s a role Andrew thoroughly […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    A round up of care home news from Hill Care

    A round up of care home news from Hill Care

    BIRDING care home residents took a trip to the Saltholme Nature Reserve to observe the wetlands’ native species.   Queens Meadow Care Home, in Hartlepool, took residents to the RSPB backed reserve near the North East coast.   Waders and wildfowl species gather in their thousands during the winter months, occasionally being spooked into flight […]

    10th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Woodland walk extends golden era for Salisbury care home garden

    Woodland walk extends golden era for Salisbury care home garden

    A Salisbury residential and nursing home has topped the field in a citywide gardening competition for the fourth year in a row. Judges at the Salisbury City Council Garden Awards honoured Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge with its second ‘Gold Gilt’, the highest grade given by the Royal Horticultural Society, first awarded to the home two […]

    6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Driffield care home thanks local community for blooming marvellous support

    Driffield care home thanks local community for blooming marvellous support

    Green fingered residents and care home staff have thanked the local community for donations to a gardens in bloom competition entry. The Woodlands, a specialist dementia care home in Driffield, created a space with residents in mind. The ‘everlasting garden’ theme allows residents to enjoy the space without requiring too much maintenance. Local building suppliers […]

    2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Sunrise of Mobberley opens wellbeing garden in memory of former resident

    Sunrise of Mobberley opens wellbeing garden in memory of former resident

    Residents, family and local neighbours joined together at Sunrise of Mobberley, on Hall Lane, for the special opening of its Wellbeing Garden in memory of a former resident, Marjorie Dunkerley. The VIP Afternoon Summer Garden Tea Party was attended by many special guests, including the Mayor of Cheshire East, Arthur Moran and the Mayoress, Mrs […]

    4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

    Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

    Residents and staff at Greenhill House are delighted to have a re-vamped garden space thanks to volunteers from Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). On 12th July, volunteers arrived armed with tools and plants and worked tirelessly to revitalise the garden at the Cheddar care home. One of the aims was to make […]

    28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

    Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

    RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils have transformed a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.   The youngsters were tasked with making improvements within their community.   They chose to brighten the garden at Rotherham’s Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.   […]

    19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Mayor of Lincoln welcomed at care home garden party celebration

    Mayor of Lincoln welcomed at care home garden party celebration

    Residents and staff at Ruckland Court Care Home in Lincoln have been taking part in Country Court Care in Bloom, a companywide gardening competition to encourage residents to get involved in gardening projects at their care homes. To celebrate their efforts at Ruckland Court Care Home in Lincoln residents invited Cllr Chris Burke, Mayor of […]

    21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Extra Care residents spruce up garden for summer

    Extra Care residents spruce up garden for summer

    With the Great British Summer seemingly in full bloom, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme spent an afternoon preparing their garden for the warmer months ahead.   Armed with a variety of plants and flowers and hanging baskets aplenty, tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme dug out their aprons and pulled on […]

    21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Research finds care home design isn’t depressing – providing residents can access the great outdoors

    Research finds care home design isn’t depressing – providing residents can access the great outdoors

    With around 40% of residents in UK care homes having significant depressive symptoms; researchers have questioned whether the design of the physical environment of homes could be contributing to the problem, and how this could be addressed.   New research led by the University of Warwick has found that although the physical environment alone is […]

    15th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Promise of fragrant summer days at Frinton-on-Sea residential home

    Promise of fragrant summer days at Frinton-on-Sea residential home

    People with learning difficulties and complex health needs living in a Frinton-on-Sea residential home are looking forward to enjoying a fragrant new sensory garden in the grounds of their home this summer, thanks to a gift from the family of a former house-mate. Delia Nassim was so impressed with the support and care her brother […]

    22nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cheshire care home residents toast £1000 donation to garden project

    Cheshire care home residents toast £1000 donation to garden project

    Residents and staff at Ingersley Court, the Croftwood Care-run residential care home in Cheshire, raised a glass to the fundraising efforts of the local community after receiving a £1000 donation from the Bollington Beer Festival.   In the spirit of the festival, Chairperson of the Bollington Beer Festival committee Roland Edwards presented the generous donation […]

    21st December 2016 | By | Reply More
    Tranquil Remembrance Garden unveiled at care village

    Tranquil Remembrance Garden unveiled at care village

    Residents and staff members at specialist care village, Belong Wigan, marked Remembrance Day with a poignant ceremony to open their new ‘remembrance garden,’ that has been designed with 102 hand-crafted red poppies; a touching tribute to the 100th year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and two Belong Wigan bereavements.   The remembrance garden […]

    17th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Dementia Care Awards scooped by Hallmark Care Homes

    Dementia Care Awards scooped by Hallmark Care Homes

    Hallmark Care Homes facility in Rugby, Anya Court and a team member from Admiral Court, their facility in Essex has taken home two prestigious Dementia Care Awards. Anya Court was awarded ‘Best Dementia Garden’ and Lifestyle Leader Sarah Savidge took home the title of ‘Best Activities Co-ordinator’ at a glittering ceremony presented by Astrologer, Russell […]

    15th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    St Catherine’s Care Home in Nantwich wins top garden awards

    St Catherine’s Care Home in Nantwich wins top garden awards

    St Catherine’s Care Home in Nantwich has been awarded two top accolades from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for its stunning dementia friendly gardens.   St Catherine’s supports older people, including people who live with dementia. It is part of national health and social care charity, Community Integrated Care.   The home’s stunning gardens have […]

    14th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Assisted living facility awarded for garden makeover

    Assisted living facility awarded for garden makeover

    Assisted living facility, The Grange, near Chorley, has received a special award for a recent garden makeover project as part of a gardens in bloom competition run across the north. Based in the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement village, The Grange took part in the Hica in Bloom competition, designed to maintain and support resident care and […]

    8th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Supportive care worker shortlisted for Ancillary & Support award

    Supportive care worker shortlisted for Ancillary & Support award

    A member of staff who helped create a summer house and sweet shop for residents at a Glasgow care home has been nominated for this year’s Scottish Care – National Care Home Awards. Alex Ross, of Bupa’s Quayside Care Home, has been shortlisted in the Ancillary & Support Staff category for his daily dedication to […]

    7th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Castle Douglas dementia care home garden transformed with £2000 donation

    Castle Douglas dementia care home garden transformed with £2000 donation

    Residents at Carlingwark House in Castle Douglas can enjoy stunning gardens thanks to a £2000 donation from the Winifred Kennedy Trust.     Carlingwark House supports 30 people in Castle Douglas, who live with dementia and age-related needs. It also provides day care to older people from across the local community.    Friends of Carlingwark – a […]

    28th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Crewe care village calls for votes for sensory dementia garden

    Crewe care village calls for votes for sensory dementia garden

    Belong Crewe, the Cheshire-based specialist care village, is appealing for votes in a bid to secure funding for a dementia-friendly community garden from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Voting is open from 31st October until 13th November and customers can cast their vote in all local Tesco stores.   Plans have been drawn up […]

    25th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Golden era continues for ‘truly stimulating’ care home garden

    Golden era continues for ‘truly stimulating’ care home garden

    Green-fingered residents and staff at a Salisbury care home are celebrating after they won a citywide gardening challenge for three years in a row.  Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road has struck ‘gold’ once again in the annual Salisbury City Council Gardens Awards, seeing off competition from a strong field including householders, hotels, pubs, […]

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