Local Scheme Slowly Blossoms into Life

by Vickie Henry

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

bield gardeningResidents at a Dundee very sheltered housing development can finally enjoy the results of a six year long, labour of love, garden redevelopment.

The project, carried out by the determined residents at Bield’s Camperdown Court, has been a slow but enjoyable process and is now complete just in time to enjoy the summer sun.

Two Residents, Cath Bisset and Jean Anderson, led the redevelopment of the back garden over the last 5 or 6 years, after it was started by the previous scheme managers.

Large donations from leading house and care providers Bield, have funded the project supplying them with the resources needed for the project to grow, in order to further improve the quality of life for everyone.

The landscape now has a lovely array of plants and flowers, and also a summerhouse with tables and chairs where tenants can socialise in the sun while enjoying the fruits of all their hard work.

Jean said: “The difference is absolutely incredible! We didn’t actually have a garden before, but now it’s beautiful.                                              

“It took a while to get to this point, but it was a really enjoyable labour of love and it’s all been worth it.”

One generous tenant was so impressed by the transformation she donated four garden benches to ensure as many residents as possible can benefit from the plush new garden.

Bield is dedicated to providing quality care which enhances and enriches lives, allowing people to make their own choices about how they live their lives. They believe this project has created a strong sense of community within the scheme.

Cath said the staff’s help was absolutely crucial to the success of the project.

She said: “Although my health isn’t the greatest I’m still able to plant pots while the staff and gardeners have done some of the more strenuous work.”

Fiona Keir, the current scheme manager of Camperdown Court said, “The garden’s absolutely fantastic, it’s really bringing together the staff and the tenants, and it’s giving everyone something to talk about.”

Bield’s housing and care is designed especially with older people in mind, and offers different types of housing including care, amenity and retirement housing, designed to suit people with varying needs.

Bield – a registered charity – has grown from humble beginnings, starting out with one housing development in Bo’ness to become a major provider of a wide range of housing and services for around 20,000 older people across 22 local authority areas.

Junior account executive at Scottish PR agency Holyrood Partnership

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