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Growing Ability

Growing Ability is our social therapeutic horticulture project for adults with learning disabilities, focusing on the abilities and development needs of each individual. 

Social therapeutic horticulture has been shown to improve well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence. It can also be used to improve literacy, numeracy and work-life skills.

Volunteers at our Ability projects are an invaluable source of support. Their commitment and enthusiasm enables our gardeners to do so much more. Volunteering offers the opportunity to make a real difference, to develop new skills, build on existing experience and knowledge, and to reap the social benefits of meeting new people, making friends and getting to involved in the local community.

If you would like to help support our Ability projects on a regular basis, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This is to make sure that the vulnerable people we work with are in safe hands. We will guide you through the form and pay for the process. 

To find out more please contact us