Care home makeover by young volunteers

A south Shropshire care home has enjoyed a mini makeover thanks to young volunteers.

A team of 13 15 to 17-year-olds from the National Citizen Service Catch 22 scheme have revamped the garden at Stone House in Bishops Castle and got creative in the home’s dementia unit.

The group has improved the home’s raised beds that provide a seating area for residents and visitors by clearing them out and adding stones and freshened outdoor furniture with a lick of paint.

They have also created new artwork in the dining room of the home’s dementia unit to provide more stimulation for people using the area.

The Catch 22 scheme is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young people to take on new challenges and meet new friends. It includes the chance to learn new skills and gain experience in an environment away from home.

Manager Keturah Bloor said the young volunteers had been a great asset to the home.

“It was a brilliant experience for them and us. The young people worked really hard and got stuck into their projects in the garden and the home.

“It has made a real difference to the garden and the dining area and we are very grateful for their support,” she said.

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Caption: NCS Catch 22 volunteers getting creative in the dining room at Stone House |
Catch 22 volunteers also gave benches at Stone House a fresh look | The new look raised bedding at Stone House

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