Another Outstanding award to top an outstanding year!

We are celebrating here at Wiltshire Heights once again! Following our ‘outstanding’ rating by health and social care regulator, the CQC, in April, we are now in possession of an ‘outstanding’ garden as recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society.
As part of this year’s South West in Bloom competition, we competed in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category of community gardens and groups. We have been busy with plans for our garden for the best part of the year, encouraging community engagement which is a big part of our ethos at the home. We have a newly-created sensory garden with a beautiful water feature thanks to the help of the Trowbridge Police Cadets. This participation on the behalf of the cadets helped to earn them the ‘Unit of the Year’ award at their annual awards ceremony. We have also received input from the children of Westview Nursery who planted some of the flowerbeds.
Our home manager, Sharon, said: “This is such an achievement and I am so proud of everyone involved. From the garden that we had to now is like night and day. The residents like to take ownership of their pots and plants and have pride in being part of such a beautiful environment.”
Libby Miles, our client services manager was also delighted by this new accolade, commenting: “There are lots of people to thank. Our residents, friends and relatives who all enjoyed helping us with ideas and people power. Cllr Emma Franklin with her expertise, guidance and willingness to throw herself in. The Trowbridge Police Cadets, Westview Nursery and the team at Wiltshire Heights. Lastly, a massive thank you to The Old Milestone Nursey in Holt. Our bus crew were in their element choosing quality plants with the team there and the value for money meant that our budget went a long way. Thank you so much.”