Green Corridor

Breathing Space

Creation of a safe, educational and calming growing space during and after horticulture & cooking sessions. We grow fruit & vegetables with plans for a 'cookhouse' for young people with special educational needs and learning differences that would greatly benefit from a sensory kitchen garden.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092093)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,880

Amount raised

£7,620

Donations

38

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Less than 6% of people with special educational needs (SEN) and learning differences are in employment in the UK. Our charity works with young people aged 16 – 24 with identified SEN and a limited number on Education Health & Care Plans. Our success rate is 24% in terms of onward employment yet we know we can help even more young people with identified SEN into work by expanding our food growing on-site to also include learning how to cook in order to access local job opportunities in catering.

Solution

Our approach to learning is person centred and delivered at a pace that suits our individual young people who struggle with autism, ADHD and other additional learning needs. Before, during or after growing & cooking sessions, ready access to a thoughtful and creatively designed sensory kitchen garden will help restore attention, aid recovery from mental fatigue and enhance mental focus. Such a space will support management of their symptoms and improve both learning and employment outcomes.

  • Please help us transform this neglected space into a tranquil sensory garden to help our young people with special educational needs to reduce their stress levels, enhance their attentiveness and learning outcomes.

    — Tim Knight

  • Please help us transform this neglected space into a tranquil sensory garden to help our young people with special educational needs to reduce their stress levels, enhance their attentiveness and learning outcomes.

    — Tim Knight