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Youngsters team up with green-fingered residents at The Potteries

August 21st 2019

The Potteries in Poole has welcomed young people from the National Citizen Service Trust to create a growing outdoor space for residents to enjoy. 

The Potteries, on York Road, has been working with the group to build and plant the garden over the last few weeks. 

The NCS Trust, which supports those aged between 14 and 17, has donated and helped to build a garden on the care home grounds, with young volunteers also planting a variety of flowers, fruit, vegetables and plants. 

The project will have long term scope, as the young people who volunteered will help maintain it with the residents. 

Zita Turner, home manager at The Potteries, said: “We’re so pleased to have joined forces with NCS and to have welcomed them into the home to create this wonderful garden for us and the local community to enjoy. 

“Spending time outdoors and connecting with nature around us can prove to be beneficial for both the physical and mental wellbeing of older people – particularly those living with dementia. While it is a calming, peaceful activity, the distinctive sounds and vibrant colours of the garden are also great for providing sensory stimulation for residents. 

“We’d like to thank the volunteers who put so much time and work into the garden. The residents loved meeting them, and the new garden space has proved a hit!”   

For further information on The Potteries or to book a place at the event, please contact customer relations manager, Rachel Wood, at, or phone 01202 069 835.

The Potteries is an attractive and contemporary, purpose-built care home located in the suburb of Broadstone, just a few miles from the centre of the beautiful seaside town of Poole. The home offers 79 bedrooms over three floors, and has been designed first and foremost with your loved one’s comfort, relaxation and entertainment in mind. As well as providing superb facilities, The Potteries offers a full range of round-the-clock care services for older people, including residential care, nursing care and specialist care for individuals living with dementia.

The Potteries
187 York Road
BH18 8ES

0333 321 0929

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care