Gardenia House Care Home bags materials boost from Selco

Ambient Support’s Gardenia House Care Home in Dartford is planning a new outdoor seating area for its residents to enjoy socially distanced visits, after winning £500 worth of building materials in a national competition.

Gardenia House on Pilgrims Court has been selected by a panel of judges from leading builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse as part of its Selco Stars initiative.

Each month, Selco – which has a branch in Crayford on Kennet Road – is donating £500 of building materials to two groups across the UK, with the 12 finalists going forward for a public vote for the chance to win £5,000 in cash. A second prize of £1,250 is also available to mark Selco’s 125th anniversary.

Gardenia is a small and friendly residential home for older people, providing care and support to 25 residents. Manager Nigel Odd said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for care homes across the UK.

“Throughout the crisis we have worked tirelessly to offer the best care possible to our residents and keep people safe, happy and connected with their loved ones.

“During the lockdown we have been landscaping our gardens and we plan to add a special seating area, which will be a great space for our residents to relax, and for them to enjoy socially distanced visits with friends and family.

“These materials will be a huge boost and will enable us to get the job done. We are extremely grateful to Selco.”

Carine Jessamine, Marketing Director at Selco, said: “Covid-19 has caused huge difficulties for care homes, whether that is keeping the residents safe or dealing with the isolation caused by a lack of visitors.

“They deserve some good news and we are delighted to have chosen Gardenia House as one of our first Selco Stars winners of 2020. I look forward to seeing the seating area once it’s completed.”

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