Walstead Place in Full Bloom

For the fourth year, Walstead Place care home residents took part in the local Haywards Heath ‘In Bloom’ art competition. We came second one year so we were very keen to try and aim for the elusive first place.

The competition is run for care and nursing residential homes and the winners are announced at the annual ‘In Bloom’ Tea Party held at the Town Hall on Sunday 14th May.

The theme of this year’s competition was ‘A Bouquet of Memories’ and our residents once again produced a stunning canvas which was displayed and voted on at the Haywards Heath Town Council Spring Festival.

We are delighted to announce we came second with our ‘Seeds of Friendship’ planter

Prizes were awarded to the winning homes by Haywards Heath ‘In Bloom’ Chairman, Cllr Sandy Ellis, and the Tea Party, which was attended by residents and staff from the homes involved, was a tremendous success.

There was also some fabulous entertainment from Tania Rodd, a local singer and songwriter.

Our residents really enjoy taking part in this annual event and it is a great opportunity to participate in the local community. Last but not least, a chance to get creative and to create beautiful pieces of art to display at our home.

The ‘In Bloom’ Committee also donated the Hanging Baskets produced at the Hanging Basket Workshop, held at this year’s Spring Festival, to each of the homes who entered the Art Competition.

The standard of entries were so high this year and we were delighted to take part. We were also very pleased to receive our hanging basket and not only does it brighten up our garden, but ensures our residents feel like winners. We may not have got that first place, but the joy is in taking part and we’ll be back again next year!

Walstead Place Care Home in Haywards Heath is a magnificent 19th century country squire’s residence, sensitively converted to provide the highest standard of residential care for up to 44 elderly residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at Walstead Place, our events and activities, or to arrange a visit, please contact us at Walstead@CaringHomes.org or telephone 0808 223 5543.

About The Haywards Heath ‘In Bloom’ Committee
The Haywards Heath ‘In Bloom’ Committee is community gardening group run by volunteers who share their horticultural skills with local residents and visitors to Haywards Heath.  The aim of the committee is to stimulate social interactions, make new friends, learn new hobbies and have a local say on how your community develops and grows by fostering a great sense of community pride. Gardening is a fantastic tool to build strong relationships and makes the community a great place to live and work.


Walstead Place In Bloom

Walstead Place Care Home

Home Manager

Jacqueline Ferguson


Scaynes Hill Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex,
RH16 2QG

0808 223 5543
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely