National Lottery funding for wellbeing garden at Brendoncare Froxfield

Brendoncare Froxfield is delighted to have secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund for the creation of a sensory garden within the grounds of their care home.

Brendoncare Froxfield provides nursing care for 44 residents including a safe environment for 11 people living with dementia. Froxfield provides a home where older people can be helped to live as independently as possible and where the emphasis is on quality and enjoyment of life.

The new sensory garden is designed to provide a stimulating environment for the residents. Being outside and connecting with nature has been shown to improve people’s levels of happiness. This fantastic space will be a place where residents, family, friends and staff can enjoy spending time together in group activities or on a one-to-one basis, promoting physical wellbeing and independence.

The garden will incorporate a variety of plants of different shapes, sizes, colours and textures, raised beds and arches, as well as a potting shed and greenhouse, enabling residents to become actively involved in their garden.

Tina Manterfield, Care Home Manager of Brendoncare Froxfield, said “We are very excited to be able to create this fantastic outside space where our residents can benefit from gentle outdoor activity. We have seen how this can provide individuals with a sense of achievement, which is particularly important for older people who often feel they have lost any sense of purpose.

“We would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for their tremendous support for this project and are looking forward to developing our new sensory garden with their funding.”

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