How will the garden grow?

1st March 2012

Queensmead Home Manager Janine May, (centre) with staff and residents in the garden they are hoping the local community will get involved with.
Photo copyright Bournemouth Echo

Queensmead is sprucing up its gardens in preparation for the warmer weather, and is asking for green-fingered locals to help create a pleasant outdoor seating area for the home’s elderly residents.

Care team manager Emma Cotton says: “Our new project is to ensure our residents’ time with us is a little bit better.  We’d love lots of plants, flowers and shrubs to brighten up the area, as well as seating, tables and parasols in good condition that people might be able to spare.”

Local people who can give some time to help with the project will be rewarded with refreshments and cake. Says Emma: “Any donations or offers of help will be gratefully received, and turn this into a real community project to revive this area for the Queensmead residents to enjoy.”

For more information contact Emma on 01202 485176.

Queensmead in Christchurch is one of 16 homes in Dorset operated by Care South, a leading provider of residential, nursing and home care in the south of England.