As part of the 4th National Open Day for Care Homes, the Manor House Nursing and Residential Home Chatburn in the Ribble Valley Lancashire invited visitors to have a look around the home. Carpet bowls, and table games were taking place in the different lounges.

Also, green-fingered Joanna Devine – a carer who supervises the elderly residents gardening group – organised the residents potting up seedlings and plants.

On the strength of how well the gardening group is doing, the Manor House has entered the National Growing Support Gardening Challenge which involves encouraging residents to do gardening in or outside a care home. This National Gardening Challenge was launched on the same day as the Care Home Open Day.

Joanna donated 2 terracotta alpine gardens for the raffle, which raised £90 for the residents social fund.

Everyone enjoyed refreshments and homemade cakes during the great afternoon.