Supporting the ‘Green and Growing’ dementia garden at Walkden Manor Care Home

Walkden Manor Care Home is one of the four locations in Salford that formed part of a seven month project, the ‘Green and Growing Network’.

Some members of staff from the highway services team at Urban Vision, our joint venture with Salford City Council and Galliford Try, have recently volunteered to help with improvements to Walkden Manor’s garden area and helped develop a ‘dementia garden’ for care home residents that suffer with the condition.

The Green and Growing Network project, formed by a partnership between inspiring communities together, incredible education, ambition for aging and funded by Salford NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, is aimed at getting supported gardening groups up and running so that they are sustainable on their own once the project ends.

Staff took part in the project by jet washing the grime from paving, filling in gaps between paving stones to make a safer and smoother walking area, relaying any damaged paving in need of replacing and also painting a yellow pathway, which is still part of on-going support for the gardens at Walkden Manor.

Two Urban Vision employees over four days donated 30 hours of their time to help out with the project that ran from April – October 2018.

They used five bags of post-crete, two bags of sand and two bags of rapid hardening cement, which was transported from the Urban Vision’s highways depot on Swinton Hall road to improve the garden.

Ian Bocock, Director and Education Lead at Incredible Education said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Urban Vision for all their support with the Green and Growing project at Walkden Manor, we really appreciated everything they’ve done.”

Thanks to all that took part!


Dementia Garden at Walkden Manor Care Home before

Dementia Garden at Walkden Manor Care Home after

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