Care professionals of all disciplines are using gardening to help people enjoy life to the full and to augment and enrich day to day life for the people they care for.
Carers also use gardening to help maintain their own health and well-being.
Are you a care worker, an unpaid carer, a care manager, care referral agent, a health or care professional visiting care settings, or a therapist wanting to offer gardening as part of your practice in cares services?
Via the Trellis Project Network, you can contact others who use gardening to augment care services, both to learn from and to exchange ideas, discuss concerns and perhaps solve problems.
The Trellis network of therapeutic gardening projects is varied and includes groups offering services to:
- People living with life limiting conditions in palliative care facilities
- People living with dementia
- Children with complex disabilities having a spell in respite care
- Individuals living with neurological conditions or head injuries who need care services or supported living arrangements.
- People who are becoming frail and need more care than can be provided at home
- People who are receiving care services at home
- Disabled people, including those with physical or sensory disabilities, and with multiple and complex support needs.