Care home residents enjoy sights, sounds and smells of sensory garden

Posted on 04 May 2011

People paying for care at a home in Sheffield are enjoying the benefits of their new sensory garden.

Residents with long term care plans at Housteads in Richmond will be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the garden during the summer, reports the Sheffield Star.

The joint effort at the Sheffcare-run home was carried out by Sheffield University’s Management School, law firm Irwin Mitchell and Business in the Community.

Duncan Bell, chief executive of Sheffcare, told the newspaper that this was an "excellent" way for the home to get involved in the local community.

"It was also a great way to give students the opportunity to develop their skills in project management, fundraising and manual work, providing them with valuable volunteering experience that can demonstrate their employability and selflessness to potential employers," he continued.

Residents paying for care in Keighley are also getting creative, with an arts project setting out to help those in the area paying for care, reports the Keighley News.

Posted by Toby Mynott

 

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