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Working alongside the Community - Gardening Project

24th April

Swarthmore has such beautiful grounds with huge borders containing a variety of shrubs, trees and various plants.  It takes lots of man hours to maintain the weeding, pruning and general care to ensure our residents can enjoy the seasons.  As a community project we are delighted to say that Social Link are assisting with the maintenance of the garden.

Social Link works with adults with learning disabilities in Wycombe, Aylesbury and the surrounding area to promote independence, encourage social interaction and provide a safe environment to make genuine friendships.

Turning disabilities into abilities - their approach is to help members focus on what they can achieve and not limitations. Their members have a broad range of abilities, each day they may take on new challenges with confidence and enthusiasm. Gardeners take great pride in their work and complete tasks to the best of their ability. Many of the gardeners have earned official certification in basic gardening tasks and they are keen to use their new skills to benefit others in the community. They are supported by Social Link staff who ensure site safety, correct use of equipment and oversee the task completion. New tasks present new opportunities to learn and gain experience for their gardening crew.

The garden borders are starting to wake up so this is a perfect time for the team to help clear weeds and cut back items that pruning.  Our residents have already noticed the difference in some of the areas and they look forward to watching the work involved each week.

Thanks to everyone involved.

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