Community project in Redhill
Since opening Longmead, colleagues and the people we support have been taking part in community projects with The Helping Hands initiative on the Cromwell Estate to improve resident’s gardens.
A team went to cut down a large conifer tree which had been planted many years ago outside a maisonette. It had grown really large and was so close to the building, that several residents had to keep their lights on even on the brightest of days. It took the team all morning to cut down the conifer branch by branch, then cut each branch in half in order to be able to get it into our van for disposal.
“Several residents came out to help us, or offer advice and cold drinks, or just to watch. They were really pleased at the instant difference our work made in their homes. The next day we received a thank you card and box of chocolates!“ Kate Falconer, Senior Activity Facilitator.
Nick, a member of the team really enjoyed the work. He especially loves working on people’s gardens, where the outcome is so appreciated. He said
“That was hard work, but I love jobs like this. It feels great to be able to make a difference.”
A local resident, said
“You have all worked so hard, I am thrilled at what you have done. My kitchen feels brand new; that is the first time I have not had to turn on the light in years! Thank you all so much.”
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