Growing Together

Growing Together

14th September, 2017 - 14th March, 2018

Ends: 14th March, 2018

At Headway Cambridgeshire we offer specialist rehabilitation for people with brain injuries. A vital part of the treatment is Horticultural Therapy which helps to increase psychological, physical and emotional well-being for those who have experienced a brain injury.

In order to develop and build on this work we are running a gardening project called Growing Together. The scheme aims to get experienced and not so experienced gardeners together, along with people who have suffered brain injuries so that all the participants can share their knowledge and learn both about gardening and about brain injury.

The six month course is free and is a sustainable venture underpinned by organic and permaculture principles. It will provide an opportunity for participants to help other people as well as develop their own skills. The aim is to support Headway clients to increase their gardening knowledge and enable them to move into voluntary or paid employment.

Growing Together is a project for adults who live in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. The weekly course will offer volunteers the chance to develop the hands-on experience and confidence to work in a horticulture setting and to support people with brain injuries to do the same. It will also be an enjoyable experience for all concerned and will provide an opportunity to meet new people.

The project runs every year. This year’s course is running from mid-September 2017 until mid-March 2018:

  • 9.30 am to 11.30 am every Thursday at the Headway Garden, situated at Ida Darwin, Fulbourn, near Cambridge
  • Every Thursday afternoon in Peterborough (details to be confirmed).

Transport costs will be covered.

If you would like to volunteer and be part of something special, please contact Simon Lacey on:

 01223 576550 or for more information.

The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me.