good companions bolton

Disabled/older people in the community

Access to an allotment which will help disabled/older people with...... * isolation * look forward making and meeting friends *have a purpose in life,a reason to get involved * let the family carers have a rest from caring so they can carer for longer * 65% of our beneficiaries are over 55

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103601)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£1,010

Donations

12

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

The problems we have in Bolton are that..... *that disabled/older people centres are shutting due to the council saving money and there is nothing replacing them so the disabled/older people end up staying at home. *the luncheon clubs and social clubs are shutting as well as the funding which use to be there as gone *feeling isolated and feeling nobody cares *the family carers feeling run down as not having a break from caring and feeling they have no where to turn to

Solution

We have an allotment where we will have activities for the over 50s….. *Planting,sowing,growing,harvesting food. *growing flowers to make hanging baskets *cooking with the food what has been grown,eating it and take it home *trips out to garden centres etc *we also have therapy geese where sessions with them will leave disabled/older people with less stress and calm/happy - we will have on the allotment young people who do their work experience/volunteer to help out to make this a success