About this cause
Gilead helps vulnerable people in the community who have compulsive behaviours such as drug and alcohol related issues by providing supported living accommodation and skills training. We are growing our gardening and horticulture training area and need basic tools, poly tunnel, soil, plants etc. We take in people who have been homeless, ex-offenders, unemployed, mental health issues, care leavers, ex-professionals and those who have had addictions. We provide support in the way of a purpose-built bungalow with support staff and volunteers come weekly to assist. Volunteers from the community and staff will be managing the project growing vegetables and fruit, and even selling plants, whilst providing vital skills training to our residents. The course is 12 months.
How this cause brings people in the community together
We want people with skills in gardening and horticulture to work alongside our residents who are learning to overcome issues in their life relating to drug and alcohol addictions, homelessness, offending, mental health issues. We aim to sell vegetables, fruit and plants in the future, when it is set up and going well.