About the Project
Our users would like some comfortable seating, currently we are sitting on seats made from donated pallets. In addition we would like a shelter to protect us from the sun and rain and, as a stretch target, we would love a wheelchair swing so that people that cannot contribute to the gardening group can still enjoy the garden and have fun. The garden attracts volunteers from the local community and from a local prison and these improvements can only make these volunteering opportunities even more attractive. The garden provides increased activity for our users, improves skills and increases community cohesion. We have noticed a marked decrease in vandalism of the site since we started the garden project. We anticipate that 200 people will benefit from the garden improvements.
About the Charity
Teesside Ability Support Centre has been supporting adults with disabilities since 1967. We offer training and personal care to people with disabilities. We support people to live better lives by offering life skills and employment training and we offer a range of community and centre based activities. We have a rebound therapy trampoline and hydrotherapy pool on site to improve mobility and to keep people out of hospital for longer. We have a garden project with raised beds and this provides organic produce for our kitchen and surplus food to sell at our summer fete. The garden attracts volunteers from the community.