We are excited to have signed a new Grant Agreement with Thrive. Thrive is a national charity that enables positive changes in peoples lives through gardening. We will be supporting their Working it Out programme which provides therapeutic and employability gardening sessions for people with physical or mental health problems in London. The programme will work with around 50 people in Battersea Park.
Working it Out is a programme for people who would like to enter or re-enter the job market. Trained Horticulture Therapists use the gardens in Battersea Park and jobs in the gardens to build programmes to address the needs of each participant. This includes social skills, development of work skills and 1-1 tailored support. As participants progress they are given the opportunity to work towards a City & Guilds Level 1 in Practical Horticulture Skills. We are looking forward to see how Working it Out makes a real difference to the lives of people who are involved!