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NBBC Rough Sleeper Hostel win garden competition ran by P3

Published on Thursday, 10th September 2020

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The residents of a Rough Sleeper Hostel owned by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have won a garden competition organised by National Charity P3!

The competition gave the residents something positive to focus on during the lockdown period, which also helped them enhance their team working skills.

Esther Barrett, Head of Support and Community Services/Lead for Health and Wellbeing said:

“This was such an exciting competition, to see our staff teams and the people we work alongside work together to get our gardens looking their best. After looking at all the gardens that entered the competition, the effort everyone involved at this lovely service had made, and including herbs, fruit and veg in the planting was really good to see. It has brightened up a small, private garden for everyone to enjoy in the summer months. I am looking forward to seeing this further grow and develop. There is some real talented people living in this supported housing service!”

Cllr Chris Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities said:

“We are happy to hear that residents in our rough sleeper hostel fully immersed themselves into the garden competition that was ran by our support provider P3, which resulted in them winning! Lockdown has been really difficult for everyone in many ways, however this competition enabled residents to keep busy and give their garden a fresh new look.

“This is a great example to show that with a bit of support and a place to call home, rough sleepers can start to turn their lives around with positive outcomes."