• Project BLOOM

    Project BLOOM is open to adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and those with long term mental health needs. It provides social and communication opportunities through a range of inclusive activities which encourage new friendships and connections. Why Choose BLOOM? - Person Centred. The project provides the opportunity to explore and pursue interests as well as discovering skills and abilities such as planning and design, growing, garden maintenance, woodwork, craft and cooking. There are also opportunities for associates to gain skills and confidence by participating in real work experiences of gardening and landscaping across the community, under the guidance and support of Greenscape staff. No previous gardening experience is needed, just a pair of wellies and a willingness to spend time outdoors. Health & Wellbeing. As well as helping to develop new skills and confidence, eco or horticultural therapy is a great way to enhance wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Health benefits include; - Better physical health through exercise. - Regular energetic horticultural activities provide the same positive health benefits as jogging or swimming. - Improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement. - Horticulture/gardening is interesting and motivating, providing a variety of different tasks to perform as the seasons change. And after all that exercise and sense of accomplishment .. A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP GUARANTEED FOR ALL! (Ashton-under-Lyne)

    Contact for further details: Leanne Bold
    Contact phone number: 0161 214 8300

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Time: 9am - 3pm
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: More then £20

    Professional Referral: No
    Self Referral: Yes
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: Yes

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: The Leap Children and Family Centre
    Organisation Profile:

    St Peter’s Partnerships, was founded as a charity by community residents in 1998, to address challenges and improve opportunities for local children, young people and adults.

    Since it’s beginning, the charity has worked at grass roots level to ensure that the hopes and aspirations of local people are recognised and nurtured, especially for those facing additional challenges.

    We have successfully worked with local communities to deliver a wide range of grant funded projects and government led initiatives during the past 20 years, as well as undertaking commissioned work in partnership with statutory partners and stakeholders.

    One of our major achievements has been the development of a trading arm, which, as a Social Enterprise generates income that is pumped back into services. It also creates training and employment opportunities for local people.

    Greenscape, our first Social Enterprise has been changing lives and places since 2003 through it’s commitment to social justice and environmental services.

    More recently, we have also established our pre-school nursery and a pop up creche service as part of our school readiness work and to help us become more sustainable.

    In 2014, we purchased a community building and with the support of local people and corporate sponsors, we developed The LEaP Centre to create a welcoming hub, from where we could deliver accessible services, particularly for children and families.

    Our new name LEaP summarises the long standing work of the organisation of improving outcomes for children and adults through learning, empowerment and participation. We have never believed in a “one size fits all” model and we continue to shape and deliver our services around the needs and strengths of the children and adults that we support.