Enter and View report Missenden Walled Garden

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Bucks carried out an Enter and View visit at Missenden Walled Garden, which provides day support for people with disabilities or mental health issues. They wanted to find out about people’s experiences of the community opportunities offered by Missenden Walled Garden.

Based on what people told them and their observations, Healthwatch made four recommendations:

  • schedule in training for some members to learn how to use a ride-on mower
  • allow members to reuse the microwave, pool, and football tables in a safe way
  • consider how more social or community events could be part of their programme
  • continue to talk with members about their expectations of Missenden Walled Garden.

The report contains a response from the providers. As a result of this report, they have recruited two new additional fulltime staff with a strong track record in Horticulture. They have also secured a grant fund to invest in horticultural machinery training for their members. Healthwatch Bucks are currently working with their members and a consultant architect to explore how they can best enhance and expand their facilities to support as many activities as people require.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and View report Missenden Walled Garden
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Buckinghamshire
Date of publication 
Wednesday, 15 December, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 8 October, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 8 October, 2021
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Health promotion
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Staff levels

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Primary research method used 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 
Community based services for people with a learning disability
Community based services for people with mental health needs

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Care / support workers
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact
Tangible Impact (cost related)

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.