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Dementia care homes in Havering to benefit from government garden cash

PUBLISHED: 17:47 19 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:47 19 August 2013

Cllrs Steven Kelly and Michael Armstrong with staff and residents from Havering dementia care homes

Cllrs Steven Kelly and Michael Armstrong with staff and residents from Havering dementia care homes

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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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