Growing Support works with older people and people with dementia, mostly living in residential care.
A Growing Support gardener is usually over 80, living with multiple long-term conditions, limited mobility and with complex care needs which create challenges to carrying out day-to-day activities independently. Their health conditions often include dementia, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, and the after effects of a stroke, poor eyesight or poor hearing. Many are wheel chair users and would struggle to go into the garden unaided.
Growing Health case study: Growing Support Bristol
2015 | 1069Kb
Published 1 Dec 2015
Growing Health: Growing Health is a national project run by Garden Organic and Sustain, which is funded by the Tudor Trust, to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting health and wellbeing for a range of individuals and population groups.