What We Do

Our mission is to change lives through therapeutic horticulture

We work hard to help those who need us

For over five years the Good Life Project has utilised therapeutic horticulture to deliver a high-quality intervention to help isolated and inactive individuals with mild to moderate mental health conditions improve their confidence, skills and well-being and integrate them into their local community. For many, Good Life provides that vital, safe and secure first step to help integration back into society.

The 4 Stage Programme

1

Reduce Isolation

Provide a safe, friendly, non-threatening and non-pressured re-entry into community engagement in a green setting.

2

Build Relationships

Facilitate relationship building through team-work and group membership.

3

Develop Skills

Develop physical and social skills through a tailored programme that encourages taking on responsibility

4

Build Confidence

Provide opportunity to adopt minor leadership roles and join in related community activities.

At all stages...

There are opportunities to choose from a range of activities:
  • planting and nurturing crops
  • soil management
  • care of poultry
  • tool maintenance
  • nature-based art and crafts
  • creative woodworking
  • cooking using on-site produce
  • garden management
  • project evaluation
  • volunteer scheme
  • bike revival activities
  • off-site horticultural work experience
  • woodland management and bush crafts
  • accredited horticulture qualification
  • caring for and leading others

Volunteers and visitors share their story

The Good Life Project volunteers and visitors share their story about how the community allotment has helped them improve their health and well-being. Watch Harry's testimonial to see how our therapeutic horticultural has helped visitors.Hear from some of our beneficiaries and volunteers and why they enjoy attending the Good Life Project. We support and work with a wide range of people.

Our Mission

We are committed to changing lives through therapeutic horticulture.

The Good Life Project

Alternative Day Care Service

The cost of our alternative day care service:-

 If you are in receipt of Direct Payments session costs are £15.00 for two hours and £5.00 if you stay for lunch (lunch is not provided).  If you are not in receipt of Direct Payments under our current National Lottery funding we may be able to offer funded sessions for 42 weeks.  If you wish to continue with the service after 42 weeks this will incur the standard fee above. 

 The range of activities will help you to:-

  • Reduce your isolation.
  • Form new friendships and have fun.
  • Engage with the public.
  • Enhance your life skills.
  • Improve your employability skills.

Session times are:-

  • Tuesday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • Wednesday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • Thursday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Lunchtime is 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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