Arun Exact C.I.C is based at The Meadview Centre in littlehampton. Our organisation utilises the therapeutic benefits of horticulture to support people in the Arun District who have an interest in recovery from addictions and mental health. We support service users to build confidence, skills and qualifications with coaching and training. This often leads to various pathways of future industry employment. We have a unique Garden Nursery with ample green space in Lyminster, which enables us to provide a varied array of activities for our clients. We also regularly attend local markets and events to sell our plants, produce, raise funds and create more awareness for our organisation and our services. In keeping with our ethos and commitment to grow organic produce we would like to rebuild our chicken coop. This valued outlet would not only provide fresh eggs for our organisation, manure for our compost but another exciting activity at the centre for service users to engage in.
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Why it's a great idea:
Addiction recovery is a time for major change. Figuring out a new routine, learning to cope with life’s stress in healthy ways, and rebuilding relationships that may have been damaged. For many, it can be a lonely process. Some may not be able to return home to their families right away, others might have few sober friends to come home to at all. But a solid support system is an important aspect of staying clean, no one should have to go it alone. Our peer-led community helps to reduce the isolation that many endure during this difficult time, by facilitating various activities at our centre, we help people to feel less isolated and supported throughout their personal journey. Through coaching and training we are planting ideas and encouraging minds to grow. Having chickens at the centre, would be an amazing educational activity for our service users. Collecting eggs alone can feel quite empowering, spending time with the chickens can be relaxing and therapeutic, plus fresh eggs.
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