04 December 2014
Health group rakes in top garden prize
This is the headline to the Swindon Advertiser article
on the Windswept Unit winning an AWP in Bloom award.
AWP in Bloom started in April and involved 10 mental health
teams and service users competing to convert an unused area at
their sites into a produce and flower garden.
Service users, staff and volunteers at Windswept, a
rehabilitation unit based at Sandalwood Court, have worked
tirelsssly clearing thickets and brambles to create a vegetable
patch, flower and herb beds.
However, the project has produced more than greenery, giving
service users something constructive and rewarding to do as well as
building relationships with staff and volunteers.
Windswept was judged the 'Best team in promoting recovery
through service user involvement' and were proud to receive their
engraved AWP in Bloom plaque last week from Paula May Locality
The other winning team for 'biggest transformation' went to
Amblescroft South, Fountain Way, Salisbury.
To read the full article in the Swindon Advertiser, click here.