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Really growing well(ness) with Oaklea


Profile: Oaklea, 19th Jul, 2018

A group of Oaklea customers in County Durham have just been given an award for their gardening skills. The group, consisting of David, Brian, Adrian and Martin have taken the Oaklea mantra of building their independence and taking charge of their daily lives with green fingered gusto!

Here you can see one of the veggie gang -David- proudly showing off their certificate -well done to all!


Alex Wolfenden, Oaklea Operations Director tells us more from the horticultural frontline; “I visited our supported living project in Ferry Hill as part of our health, safety & quality audits ongoing programme and met with employees and customers. Whilst there we reviewed the facilities for customers and their activities and I was shown into the garden by Michael, one of our support workers. Michael explained that customers spent some time in the garden; they had been planting vegetables and trying to make sure that the birds stay away! The customers have done so well with their gardening skills that Riverside Housing, the landlord, has recognised their efforts as they have won the 2018 Garden Competition!”

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