Care home in bloom thanks to local primary school children

Spring has sprung at Fairway View care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes and located on Swale Close in Nottingham, after children from a local school gifted hand-crafted sunflowers for each resident.

In celebration of Intergenerational Week, the class of school children from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Academy Primary School wanted to put a smile on each residents’ face by giving them a sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine. Each sunflower had a prayer card attached, in support of the Ukrainian people.

The children also donated flower seeds for the residents to plant for the Ideal Carehomes annual Gardens in Bloom competition, which encourages staff, residents and the local community to create beautiful outdoor spaces.

School teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Academy, Lauren Soutar, said:

“I hope the flowers made the residents of Fairway View smile, and know that we are thinking of them. The seeds will be a reminder that they are in our hearts. God Bless!”

92-year-old Mavis Wood, a resident at Fairway View, was very happy to receive her sunflower. She said:

“The children put so much work into making these flowers for us, it’s lovely to know they are thinking of us!”

Home Manager at the care home, Gaynor Smart-McCann, expressed her gratitude to the school and its pupils, and said:

‘It’s so important to keep our residents connected to the local community and especially with the younger generation. The children from the school have done a great job with the flowers and the prayers are beautiful. Well done and thank you!’

Fairway View has all the finishing touches you would expect from a warm and welcoming home, with cosy fire places, attractive décor and freely accessible, secure, gardens. All 41 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. Fairway View is proud to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.