Newton Heath care home Residents thank The Prince’s Trust volunteers for new dementia-friendly gardeResidents from HC-One’s Averill House care home in Newton Heath, Manchester, were invited to celebrate the completion of The Prince’s Trust programme with volunteers who helped transform the home’s garden.

Averill House’s garden project involved volunteers from The Prince’s Trust and Groundwork helping to refurbish its dementia-friendly garden area for Residents. The team created new sensory areas in the garden consisting of a display of daffodils and scented herbs, which are recognised for combating effects of declining cognitive ability.

After establishing a great relationship with the charities, Averill House was delighted to attend the presentation, which marked the completion of The Prince’s Trust programme for the group of young volunteers.

During the presentation, the participants of the course told their stories about how the programme had helped them develop their skillsets, mentioning what a difference working at Averill House had made to them.

The group was delighted to see some of the Averill House Residents at the presentation, including Dolly Kelly, who played a huge role throughout the project.

Roisin Doyle, Home Manager at Averill House, said: “All of our Residents are delighted with our new garden area and cannot thank The Prince’s Trust enough for their superb efforts. They really have transformed our garden into such a beautiful paradise for our Residents to enjoy.”

 “We were delighted to attend The Prince’s Trust presentation, which was a very emotional day for everyone at Averill House.”