Our Practice Links Practitioner Kayleigh Stockley and Practice Manager David Sweeney have raised funding from our Health and Social Care Partnership to turn an unused space at the back of the Croftfoot Practice into a stunning Community Garden for patients and staff. Progress has been great and the project is near completion. The spaced has been cleared and raised beds introduced as well as a compost system. We now plan to introduce many flowers, herbs and vegetables.
We have patients who have a range of physical and mental health issues and the garden will be really helpful for people to improve their wellbeing but lack the confidence to go to a community project they don’t know. We are bring the community feeling into the surgery instead! We also have lots of patients who live in flats and do not have a garden but would love the opportunity to get involved.
Why it’s a great idea:
Given the challenges with the pandemic this is a great project which will also enable us to reach out to the most vulnerable, isolated people in our community who can benefit the most from community gardening but who do not have the confidence to go to a new place. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with us.
David Sweeney Practice Manager