Welly boot garden project helps HC-One care homes connect with local communityHC-One care homes across Fife and Stirling have put their ‘best boot’ forward and have been busy building community links with local nurseries and primary schools via a garden project.

Residents from HC-One care homes have enlisted the help of local school children to create beautiful garden displays using donated wellington boots filled with compost and bedding plants.

The project proved to be a great success, encouraging both young and old to enjoy some light gardening as well as helping to create intergenerational bonds within the local community. 

Yvonne Graham, Home Manager at Forthbank care home, recognised as the leading home in the projected commented: “The wellington boot garden project was thoroughly enjoyed by both our Residents and community participants. 

“The finished project has transformed a section of our grounds into a welcoming feature of the home and helped different generations connect via a mutual interest.” 

HC-One Area Director, Mike Shea said: “Projects like this play a key role in the wellbeing of Residents in our care homes, involving the local community in events can help to avoid social isolation and provide the opportunity for people to form new friendships.

“Thank you to all of the local schools and nurseries that contributed and supported our project.”

HC-One is an award-winning care provider with six homes across Fife and three homes in Stirling, boasting a group average rating of 9.5/10 on the sectors leading comparison website, carehome.co.uk.