Addison Court care home in Accrington has received the Prince’s Trust treatment with volunteers providing flowers and herb gardens.
Chris West, a firefighter from the local Accrington and Blackburn fire station is on secondment with the Prince’s Trust and brought a group of volunteers to the care home to showcase their skills.
The Prince’s Trust, which was established in 1976, provides practical and financial support to young people who are unemployed. The trust assists with developing key skills, confidence and motivation and enables young people to move into work, education or training.
Volunteers from the 12 week ‘Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills Course’ put what they have learned in to practice and organised a bag pack in a local supermarket to raise money for materials. The group then contacted the Addison Street care home to organise a visit.
Chris and his team brought flowers and an indoor herb gardens, along with baking cakes and playing bingo with residents.
Ann-Marie Potter, care home manager at Addison Court said, “The residents really enjoyed the visit from Chris and Prince’s Trust group. The flowers have really brightened up the garden and it is wonderful to see how the course has been beneficial for these young people.
“After raising the money for material on their own initiative, the group came into the home and helped residents to plant herbs, decorate cakes and played bingo which they really enjoyed.
“The Prince’s Trust is a great organisation which we are proud to work with on a regular basis and we are very grateful to Chris and the volunteers for visiting our home.”
Priory Adult Care (formerly Amore Care) offers residential, nursing and dementia care to older people with varying levels of need. Addison Court is a purpose-built care home based on Addison Street, which provides care for up to 48 older people, including those with dementia.
For more information on the specialist services Priory Adult Care can offer, please call the enquiries and referrals team on 0808 208 2147 or click here to make an enquiry.