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Green fingered family of volunteers transform the garden space at a care home in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire

| August 17, 2020

Richard & Lynda Pitt (Image supplied on behalf of Hazlemere Lodge care home)

A family of volunteers have helped transform the garden space at a care home in Buckinghamshire following the Covid pandemic.

Ambient Support provides care and support for older people in a number of care settings. At one of its nursing homes, Hazlemere Lodge in Hazlemere near High Wycombe, the lockdown saw the gardens and open spaces go a bit on the wild side after visits from contractors and green fingered volunteers were suspended earlier in 2020.

The easing of restrictions has meant that for one family they have been able to not only help bring the gardens at Hazlemere Lodge back to their former glory but they have also had the opportunity to enjoy socially distanced visits with loved ones.

Lucy Raine, Home Manager at Hazlemere Lodge says: ‘We were delighted when Richard Pitt and his wife Lynda volunteered to help out. Following a thorough risk assessment, the gardens at our home are once again looking fabulous.

They have achieved a huge amount in such a short space of time, and we are so very grateful to them. It means that they, the residents and other family members can once again enjoy a pleasing and calming environment on socially distanced visits to Hazlemere Lodge.

Richard added: ‘My mum has been at Hazlemere for just over a year. The team do a fantastic job providing personalised care for all the residents and they have worked especially hard during the recent health crisis.

I volunteered and helped out with BBQ’s and events at the home last year but recognised that this year was going to be very different. It’s been great to be able to continue giving the home support.

My wife and my sister have helped out and it’s the least we can do to help improve life for everyone. My mum was a great gardener in her time and she’s really enjoyed popping out and watching us help transform the space.

Hazlemere Lodge is a purpose built care home in Barn Lane, Hazlemere near High Wycombe that provides nursing care and support and care for people living with dementia. Further information about the care home can be found at www.ambient.org.uk.

*Source of article : Press release on behalf of Hazlemere Lodge care home.

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