December 9 2013 Latest news:
Curtis Pearson, Reporter
Monday, August 19, 2013
More than £230,000 will be spent bringing the great outdoors to Havering care homes, thanks to a bid by Havering’s Dementia Care Partnership.
The government has splashed out £237,000 on a project to give dementia homes Abbcross Nursing Home, Romford; Emerson Court, Hornchurch; Parkside Residential Home, Romford; and Upminster Nursing Home more accessible, enjoyable gardens.
It’s part of the Department of Health’s £50million “dementia challenge”.
Vegetable patches, cushioned paths and even a beach garden and beach hut will be among the features put in place.
The council’s individuals boss Cllr Steven Kelly said: “We want all of our residents to have the highest quality of life possible, and I know these gardens will provide a beautiful landscape and calm environment for people with dementia.”
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