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Response: Hi, Thank for your note about the Platinum 10x8 shed which we delivered to you recently. I'm pleased everything went well and that it meets your expectation. Best regards, Robin.
As anyone know nowadays the population of the UK is getting older and the problem of the correct type of care is important when you have to leave your home. There are many types of care homes, the majority of them work very hard to look after their guests however some treat their residents as 'inmates' which is quite horrible. So it's important to give some thought to your possible needs in plenty of time beforehand.
Most men and many ladies have a garden shed where they can potter about and relax in their gardens, This shed can be a refuge from 'the lady indoors' or can be a store for all the garden tools which will be used to keep these gardens in tip top condition. Some garden sheds will be used as a workshop or craft room, in fact my wife has her own garden shed where she indulges in her hobby of card making, and many artistic items are made.
However, most care homes don't have a garden room or shed where you can still potter about which is a great shame. I'm sure that it is quite therapeutic being away from others and enjoying your own company. Maybe it's something they could consider, all it would need is a small section of the garden set to one side. If the shed or summer house was large enough then it could be shared among the residents as you would expect older persons to be able to share more so than youngsters, why we could hope!
Full marks have to go to a care home in Dumfries as they won a prestigious award for its garden. Charlie Dimmock, who is famous for Ground Force, the program where they go around transforming gardens in each program, presented the Barchester in Bloom national award to their superb garden. Lochduhar Care Home beat 57 other care homes in this competition and the awards ceremony was held in London at the Hurlingham Club.
Garden Sheds, Workshops in Folkstone Kent These care home awards are for imaginative gardening and Lochduhar's garden featured sensory and musical areas enabling the residents to enjoy their surroundings. This area was created by the residents and their relatives who devoted their own time to improve the garden at the home. It was a plain bare garden area and was transformed into a lively, colourful oasis for the residents of the Memory Lane dementia unit and is now a well used garden haven. I would expect that a garden shed or some form of garden building would be incorporated into the design which would be a great for the many residents who have had to give up gardening.
Lochduhar provides specialist help for persons with dementia, which is a very worrying condition, and physical disabilities. It's located in the outskirts of the town in the Southern Uplands in Scotland. The manager of the home, Wendy Carruthers, said that it was a fantastic day and that the residents have staff have worked really hard nurturing, planting and designing this garden. She also went on to say, naturally, she was delighted to have won the final in this superb garden competition.