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Radfield launches wellbeing gardening club

5 August 2020

Local News

Written bySamuel Holmes

Radfield launches wellbeing gardening club

Radfield Home Care Bexhill, Hastings and Battle has been helping to sow some joy amongst their care professionals during Covid-19 through the launch of a ‘Radfield Gardening Club’.

In acknowledgment of the outstanding commitment Radfield’s carers have shown to their clients during the covid-19 lockdown crisis, and the importance of having a relaxing activity to do during their free time – a gardening club was set up by the Registered Manager of Radfield Home Care Bexhill, Hastings and Battle, Amy Hilton. Amy describes the gardening club:

“Our Radfield gardening club was set up to promote carer wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our care professionals work so incredibly hard and we felt it was important to have something nice to do in their down time. We have had generous donations from local nurseries and we have a dedicated gardening club WhatsApp group to share updates and progress too.

Our team has had to be apart due to Covid regulations and this is one way we can come together safely in a world away from work, but still with our wonderful colleagues. We would like to thank those who have been involved so far, and for the generosity they have shown.”

To support the growth of the gardening club, company director Samuel Holmes reached out to several local plant nurseries to see if they would be happy to donate any plants they have been unable to sell to the public. ED’s Nursery at Staplecross were the first to respond and agreed to help Samuel kickstart the project with a donation of £50 worth of plants. Rotherview Nursery, Hastings and Great Dixter Nursery, Northiam also responded to the call which provided a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to support each other. Wendy Bates, of Rotherview Nursery, commented:

“When Radfield rang me I thought straight away that it was such a lovely idea to help cheer the carers up. Gardening is a great activity which helps the brain – it’s so nice to be able to help others during this time”.

As part of Radfield’s ‘Caring for Carers’ pledge, care professionals are rewarded with transparent and fair remuneration for their hard work and commitment for providing exceptional care to clients. The gardening club is just one example of how home care workers, and the vital home care support services they provide, are valued at Radfield.

If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care and the care support services offered, you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or contact the branch directly on [email protected] or 01424 559 202


Samuel Holmes

Samuel Holmes

Director & Owner

A former social worker, Samuel has a passion for supporting people to lead fulfilling lives.

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