Young volunteers help transform care home garden
A group of young people have dug deep to help transform a dementia garden at a Wellington care home.
The two 10-strong teams of 15 to 17-year-olds, who are all taking part in the National Citizenship Scheme, took on a project to enlarge the specialist garden at Coverage Care’s Farcroft facility in North Road on August 3 and 4.
The groups performed all the groundworks to extend the garden to allow residents to walk around the area that will be populated with sensory plants.
They also spent time with residents, talking to them and playing music, and presented the home with activity equipment that they had raised funds for.
The visit was part of a week of social action by the young volunteers as part of their four-week summer programme.
Home manager Karen McPherson said the young people had made a real impact during their visit.
“The dementia garden is important to us as it can provide vital stimulation to people in various stages of the disease so the work the NCS volunteers have done to extend it has been wonderful.
“It was great to see them interacting with residents and the activity equipment will provide some fun times in the future.”
To learn more about Coverage Care and its work in Shropshire, visit www.coveragecareservices.co.uk.