Through the medium of gardening and horticulture we help adults with mental health problems, learning difficulties and physical disabilities and special needs students aged 14 to 18, from a number of local Special Schools. We give these service-users a basic grounding in horticulture as well as the opportunity to take part in the City & Guilds vocational course called "Skills for Working Life - Horticulture".
Our aim is to help them improve psychologically, physically and socially, while at the same time helping them gain self-confidence and also providing them with new and enjoyable life-skills. This horticultural therapy has provided some of them with the opportunity to enter into further education, training and potential employment.
We take referrals from Social Service Managers, Community Mental Health Teams and secondary schools.