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YMCA Wellington Brings Life Back into Care Home Gardens

Mount House & Severn View care home, in Shrewsbury recently enjoyed the company of a wonderful group from YMCA Wellington and District. On a mission to give back to the local community the young persons from YMCA Wellington chose to spend time redeveloping the overgrown gardens of Mount House & Severn View.

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit by creating supportive, inclusive and energising communities where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

The group got stuck right in on arrival, digging out boarders, removing weeds and creating a fairy garden for our residents to enjoy. The garden is looking so much better, ready for our residents to get out in the sunshine and start planning what flowers they’d like to see grow.

Green spaces are so valuable to a person’s ongoing wellbeing, getting out in the fresh air, planting and nurturing to promote safe spaces for wildlife, bees and insects. The group have volunteered more time to replant our pots and the resident window boxes which will be a delight.

We are very fortunate at Mount House & Severn View to have a large garden with raised beds and numerous pots and planters. In the spirit of giving back our home is opening its garden space for use as a ‘Community Allotment’.

If anyone in the local area would like to use the available green space to grow their own vegetables, fruit and flowers. Please get in touch and help us continue the amazing work the super young person’s from YMCA Wellington has started.

For more information please call the home on 01743232228. All we ask in return is that our residents may spend time with you as you work. Whatever you sow and grow is yours to keep, we’re merely here to facilitate a community allotment and ‘Let it Grow’!

Barchester homes welcome resident interactions with groups of all ages, if anyone ever wants to visit and join in some activities with our residents, we’d love to hear from you.

Mount House and Severn View care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Mount House and Severn View provides residential care and nursing care for residents from respite care to long term stays.





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