New gardening project in West Essex teaches life skills to local children, young people and adults with a disability and their families. Resulting produce will be sold to raise funds and awareness.

For local children, young people and adults with a disability and their families Accuro offers a great range of activities and outings in West Essex. The Axis Foundation’s donation of £5,560 will go towards Accuro’s Gardening Project and will purchase a polytunnel, a shed, tools and horticultural materials.

Lucy Geater, Accuro’s Communications and Marketing Officer told us:

“Accuro (Care Services) are extremely grateful for the fantastic donation we have received from the Axis Foundation.
“The Gardening Project will initially be offered to our adult members for five hours a week with the outlook of expanding the service to our youth groups.
“The project will allow our members to learn new life skills, as well as reducing social isolation while increasing their confidence and giving them the independence and opportunity to integrate with their local community.
“Plants and produce will be sold at local markets across West Essex Essex to raise money and awareness for Accuro (Care Services).”

The range of activities for local children, young people and adults with a disability and their families provided by Accuro is extensive.
Initiatives for young people include the School Holiday Support Project offering 8-19 year olds with a disability opportunities to participate in leisure and social activities.

The Saturday Play Club offers 8-16 year olds with a range of disabilities and needs the opportunity to engage in constructive and imaginative play within a safe, caring environment developing confidence and self-esteem plus communication, social and life skills.

For adults with a disability, the Adult Friendship Scheme offers opportunities to take part in leisure and social activities.