Residents at Defoe Court care home in Newton Aycliffe were delighted to receive a handmade bench as a kind gift from local woodwork company, Endeavour Woodcrafts.
The Ferryhill-based woodcraft firm, which helps train adults with learning and mental health issues in woodwork, arts and life skills, has established a fantastic relationship with Defoe Court over recent years.
With a commitment to helping the local community, Endeavour Woodcrafts have already donated five beautiful bird tables to Defoe Court last year.
These have proven popular with residents at the home, who enjoy sitting outside in the garden in summer months watching birds pass by.
Residents have also been admiring the new bench in the home, as well as the two planters which were donated alongside it.
One resident commented: “The new bench and planters are absolutely lovely. The donation has made me even more excited to start gardening again in the spring.”
Sarah Todd, home manager at Defoe Court, which is owned and run by HC-One, said: “Everyone at the home is so grateful for the donation from Endeavour Woodcrafts.
“The new garden features will look beautiful outside in the summer months, and it is such kind gestures like this that will make a huge difference to the lives of our residents.”
HC-One says one of its aims is to be the first-choice care provider in each of its communities for residents looking for the very best care and support, and the employer of choice for the best, most professional, and kindest care staff, with sector leading career progression opportunities.
The firm also says it consistently invests in staff and is currently celebrating achieving a 9.5/10 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website carehome.co.uk, with Defoe Court itself achieving a 9.8 rating.