A Vale of Glamorgan care home has been receiving work done by people on the probation programme.

Southway Residential Home, situated in Cowbridge, enlisted the help of the Probation Service's Community Payback team to transform their garden space.

The care home, which is run by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, recently received funds from the League of Friends.

The money allowed the care home to make changes to the outdoor space using the help of people from the probation program.

Specifically, these works included the replacement of turf and renovating wooden benches in the garden, facilitating easier and safer usage for the residents.

The collaboration between the council and the Probation Service ultimately contributed to creating a more secure and tranquil environment for those living in the premises.

Robert Robbins, community payback operations manager for Cardiff and the Vale, said: "It has been such a fantastic opportunity to work with Southway Residential Home on this project.

"We hope that this work is only the start of what could be a really worthwhile partnership between the Community Payback team, Southway Residential Home, and the Vale of Glamorgan Council."

Marijke Jenkins, operational manager for social services in the Vale of Glamorgan Council, praised the makeover stating: "The work carried out at Southway Residential by the Community Payback Team has been outstanding.

"The transformation of the garden will make such a difference to our service users, with a garden space that is more calming and accessible for residents."

The collaboration suggests an ongoing partnership, with plans for probation participants to assist with interior decorating tasks at the care home.

Furthermore, they will soon start work on the outdoor areas of Ty Dewi Sant Residential Home in Penarth, demonstrating their commitment to a broader partnership in the Vale.