Staff, residents, families and friends at Hica’s Woodlands care home in Driffield are transforming the home’s garden to enter a Hica in Bloom competition, which has a £500 prize.
Woodlands will be creating a working allotment from a grass area at the care home. Produce from the allotment will be used within the home or sold to raise funds. Woodlands’ plans also include installing a greenhouse and raised beds.
Woodlands is among 20 Hica care homes throughout the region that are taking part in Hica in Bloom. Judging will take place in July and the winning care home will receive a trophy and £500 for their residents’ community fund.
Hica in Bloom is the first event in a new Hica initiative called Shine, which is designed to make life better for everyone who uses Hica’s services.
Hica Group Managing Director Penni Brown said: “Shine is all about making a difference. It encourages our staff, residents, their families and friends at our care homes, homecare and extra care operations to get involved and embrace our collective responsibility to make life better for every person who receives a service from Hica or is connected with the Group. Shine has developed into a symbol of innovation, involvement and improvement, and that philosophy now underpins everything that we do.”