Green-fingered volunteers sought by Harrogate charity

A Harrogate charity is seeking support from green-fingered volunteers to help transform its outdoor area into a sensory and visual escape for disabled adults.

And, in addition to nurturing flowers and plants that are stimulating to the senses, Disability Action Yorkshire is also hoping to expand the fruit and vegetables it currently grows in the garden of its Claro Road care home.



Care Home Manager Steven Taylor said:

We have a wonderful outdoor area, which our residents simply love to sit in on warm days.

Whilst we do have a professional company that cuts the grass and does general maintenance and weeding, what we don’t have is anyone who can work with our residents to make the garden something really special.

Last year we planted and harvested runner beans, rhubarb, cabbages, onions and fennel. We have also planted a small orchard. But we would love to do more with it.

Volunteering can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling and we are just looking for individuals who can spare some time on a regular basis to work with our residents.

 

Can You Dig it? Disability Action Yorkshire care support worker Doreen Turner with care home service users Kaylie Atkinson and Peter Webster
Can You Dig it? Disability Action Yorkshire care support worker Doreen Turner with care home service users Kaylie Atkinson and Peter Webster

 

Disability Action Yorkshire’s care home has two identical wings, each containing 10 en-suite bedrooms, communal lounge and kitchen and dining areas and was opened by the Countess of Wessex in 2007.

The residents, aged between 16 and 65, are given training and support to help them lead as independent lives as possible, with the ultimate aim of them moving to their own homes within two years.

Those who would like to find out more details should contact Mr Taylor on 01423 561911 or email him at steven.taylor@da-y.org.uk



 

Further information about Disability Action Yorkshire is available from its website http://www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk/


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