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    A supported housing scheme in Newmarket has opened a sensory garden.

    Childwick House is a supported housing scheme for people over 55 which provides a supported and safe environment for people living with dementia, reports Cambridge News.

    The sensory garden is aimed to help residents living in the supported housing scheme have their senses stimulated with the plants selected for their colour, scent and texture. There is also a water feature with fish which has been added as a water point.

    The garden also has an area of shelter and privaxe.

    Jo Campbell-Rattray, a resident of Childwick House, said: “The garden is absolutely splendid. I attended the opening with my daughter and we had a wonderful time.”

    The garden was funded by Suffolk County Council.

    Paul Smith, area business manager for Orbit Independent Living in the East, said: “We are pleased our customers are happy with the new garden and hope they enjoy using it in the future.”

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    July 30, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Older People

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