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Do you know an older or disabled person who's garden in need of a spruce up?

Updated: Jan 23

SWALLOW has been striving to create employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities since 1993 and this year we are focusing on helping more local businesses to create opportunities too.


Training for work starts in our groups here at SWALLOW. Our horticulture group enables people to learn about planting, taking care of green spaces and creating havens for wildlife. As a progression route from this, we created our Gardening in the Community project a few years ago. This project enables a small team of our members with learning disabilities to go out into the community and spruce up vulnerable, older people's gardens. They are able to put all of their learning into practice and get paid for their work.


We have received excellent feedback from our clients so far, including “My life changed when SWALLOW came to do my garden and my garden came back to life. The team were a joy to see and I am so very grateful that they are there for people like me."


We are looking to take on some new clients for the next phase of our project, which has been kindly supported by the Hedley Foundation.


If you, or an older person, or someone with a disability, that you know needs a hand in their garden and lives in the Somer Valley area, please get in touch with our Work Skills Senior, Sam on samwilliams@swallowcharity.org or call us on 01761 414034.


Please get in touch by the 15th March 2024. Many thanks!





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