This secure unit, located on the outskirts of Hull, has fantastic, but underused out door space. We are working with the patients and staff to provide 3 allotments. The patients would dig out the allotments, plant seeds and small plants to grow vegetables to be used in their canteen. The idea is that the project would be self sufficient and would be used for several outcomes - to educate the patients in 'fork to food' and to give therapeutic exercise to those patients who would not otherwise get it.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Currently the patients do not have usable out side space, and this is the perfect space to engage them in something practical. It will provide service users with very specific needs, physical exercise and an outlet for their energies.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Allotment within Secure Unit gardens
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
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Thank you for reading our pitch for funding. We think this is a really important project to help patients use the outside space at this unit. Patient engagement is so important in their recovery, and we think that this project will involve so many of those in the Humber Centre to dig, plant and grow! We'll update you with project photos, and we're hoping to cut soil, once we have reached £1,000 of funding. Thank you
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