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Inspiration for starting a 
Supported Living Business

Our wonderful mother, Ann Jarvie, was the inspiration we needed to start a Supported Living guest home.  Despite using a wheelchair since the 1990s, Mum was always happy and smiling at Llancayo.  My family have had first hand experience in looking after the elderly and their requirements.  We would now like to give you the opportunity to live in this fantastic environment, knowing you are in safe hands. Our fantastic father, George Jarvie, who was my mother's main carer for many years, is also an inspiration to me. Our father not only looked after our mother but also helped preserve, with my mother, our wonderful house and gardens, which are a haven for wildlife.

Sarah Tagg, Proprietor

Introducing Llancayo House: Honoring Strength, Inspiring Hope

At Llancayo House, we are driven by a deep desire to pay tribute to the incredible strength and resilience of those who have battled health challenges. We believe in transforming personal adversity into a force for good, by starting a business that honours their journey and inspires hope for others facing similar struggles.

Llancayo House Supported Living was born out of a profound admiration for the courage and determination displayed by our loved one, Ann Jarvie, who fought valiantly against health difficulties. Her unwavering spirit and positive outlook inspired us to create something meaningful that could make a lasting impact on the lives of others.

Wildflower Gardens

  1. Environmental Benefits: Llancayo House paddock has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Wildflower gardens are havens of biodiversity, supporting a wide array of plant and animal species. Preserving these natural habitats helps maintain a balanced ecosystem, providing shelter, food, and breeding grounds for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds. By protecting wildflower gardens, we contribute to the conservation of native plant species and the preservation of fragile ecosystems.

  2. Ecological Restoration: Many wildflower species are native plants that have adapted to local environments over thousands of years. These plants play a crucial role in soil stabilization, erosion control, and water management. Preserving wildflower gardens allows for the restoration of native plant communities, which in turn helps mitigate the effects of climate change, improves soil health, and enhances overall ecological resilience.

  3. Aesthetics and Well-being: Wildflower gardens offer breathtaking displays of color, texture, and fragrance. They provide a source of natural beauty and inspiration, promoting a sense of tranquility and well-being. These spaces allow people to reconnect with nature, relax, and find solace in the midst of urban landscapes. Preserving wildflower gardens ensures that future generations can experience the joy and wonder of these captivating landscapes.

 

Historic Buildings

  1. Cultural Heritage: Historic buildings are tangible links to our past, embodying the stories, traditions, and architectural styles of earlier times. They reflect the cultural identity and collective memory of communities. Preserving these structures allows us to retain a sense of continuity and connection with our ancestors, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of our heritage.

  2. Educational Opportunities: Historic buildings provide valuable educational resources, offering insights into different periods of history, architectural techniques, and craftsmanship. They serve as living museums, where visitors can explore the past and learn about the people, events, and social contexts that shaped their communities. Preserving historic buildings ensures that future generations can continue to learn from and be inspired by these tangible pieces of history.

  3. Economic and Community Development: Historic buildings have the potential to drive economic growth and community revitalization. Restoration and adaptive reuse of these structures can generate employment opportunities, attract tourism, and stimulate local businesses. Preserving historic buildings contributes to the overall economic vitality of a region and fosters a sense of pride and identity within the community.

  4. Sustainable Development: By preserving existing historic buildings, we reduce the need for new construction and the associated environmental impact. Retrofitting and repurposing historic structures with modern technologies and sustainable practices promote energy efficiency, reduce waste, and contribute to a more sustainable future. Preserving these buildings aligns with the principles of conservation and sustainable development.

 

Preservation: A Shared Responsibility

 

Preserving wildflower gardens and historic buildings is a responsibility shared by individuals, communities, and governments alike. It requires a commitment to conservation, education, and sustainable practices. By valuing and protecting these irreplaceable assets, we ensure a harmonious coexistence between the past, present, and future - a legacy of biodiversity, cultural richness, and environmental stewardship for generations to come.

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