Involving local communities

As well as creating state-of-the-art healthcare developments that are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, UHD has adopted a policy of community involvement in all our new projects. This means adding value through engagement with local communities involving schools, volunteer groups and local people by facilitating landscaping projects that promote biodiversity and support wildlife.

Through local community involvement it is our aim that the building becomes part of the community, a building for Carlisle residents to be proud of. To facilitate this, UHD has worked closely with a number of local community groups throughout Carlisle on landscaping projects to give a sense of ownership to the individuals who will be utilising the building.
Milnrow and Newhey Medical Centre in Rochdale is a part of the NHS England Exemplar scheme. To enhance the surroundings, the NHS Forest provided 500 native trees, creating a lush green space. In March 2023, UHD organised a community tree planting event, involving three local schools and community members. Community involvement in tree management will continue, ensuring the long-term enjoyment of these green assets.
The 25th Carlisle Scout Group have been busy again assisting with wildlife management and habitat encouragement at the new Carlisle Healthcare South Hub.