A project run by social care provider Surrey Choices that creates opportunities for people with a range of disabilities is being supported by West Hall care home.

The Growth Team, a group of people who are taught and supported by Surrey Choices to carry out practical gardening, landscaping and maintenance work across the local countryside and its public spaces, have been invited by West Hall to work in the grounds of the listed Manor House in West Byfleet.

Other projects the team are involved in include working on private gardens, countryside management, maintaining private estates and looking after nature reserves.

West Hall General Manager Tracy Manzi has welcomed the workers into the grounds as they help tame the trees around the grounds.

“Safe pathways for our residents to navigate are very important,” said Tracy. “The trees, as beautiful as they are can grow very quickly and this extra help maintaining them is most welcome.

“Surrey Choices are giving us an excellent service and we are more than thrilled to welcome them each week to West Hall.”

Jessica Williams Surrey Choices Marketing and Communications Manager said: “Since November two of our customers have been working at West Hall. They have been learning to use equipment such as chainsaws and these are skills they can then use in future projects.”

“It’s such a lovely environment for the team to come to work and learn. There are plans in place for the Growth Team to create wildlife friendly areas and wildflower meadows. The residents often come and speak to them while they work, and to keep an eye on their work!”

Anyone wanting to find out more information about West Hall, can call 01932 338000.

For further information on Surrey Choices and the services it offers to its customers please contact 01483 806806.

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