A SMALL scheme which gives grants to programmes designed to enhance wellbeing for older people living on Anchor Hanover estates across the country, including Raleigh Court in Trowbridge, has now passed the £600,000k mark.

Since launching in 2006, the programme has funded a range of activities such as outings, exercise classes and gardening improvements.

In Raleigh Court, residents have used the money to turn part of an unused communal lounge into a card and gift shop, giving them more chance to meet and socialise.

Nick Sedgewick, Director Of Service Improvement at Anchor Hanover, said: “Improving the lives of our residents is at the heart of what we do.

“Over the years Greenshoots has helped residents undertake a great number of activities, improved social wellbeing and added a sense of community, encouraging residents.”