Ideal for All (Growing Opportunities)
|Service Provider Name||Ideal for All (Growing Opportunities)|
|Service||Health and wellbeing|
|Address3||100 Oldbury Road|
|Post Code||B66 1JE|
|Where do they provide service from?||Malthouse Gardens, Smethwick and Salop Drive, Oldbury|
|Telephone||0121 558 5555|
|Fax||0121 565 7973|
|Contact position||See also www.sandwellfoodnetwork.org|
|Area covered||Borough of Sandwell|
|Who is the service for?||Sandwell residents - disadvantaged, disabled, older and young people and children|
|Referral route||Self referral by phoning to book or referral via health and other professionals e.g. doctor, Occupational Therapist, Physio.|
|Specific ethnic group?||No|
|Summary of services||Ideal for All's Growing Opportunities Service offers a chance for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages to get involved in gardening, gentle exercise, and healthy living. |
From two beautiful, fully accessible gardens, (Salop Drive and Malthouse Gardens) they welcome local people, disabled people, schools community groups to come and take part in a wide range of activities:
Learn about growing plants and vegetables with hands on experience.
Improve your health and well-being, reduce stress, get fitter with therapeutic gardening sessions, including sessions for older people, and those with long term conditions. You can self refer or be referred by your GP, or other health professional.
Cooking courses and social activities, monthly garden club.
Gardening from Home - 6 weeks of gardening with you in your own home if you are at risk of a fall or have a long term condition (by referral by a health professional ).
Short courses and workshops.
Vocational training in horticulture for 14-16 year olds.
Tailor made sessions for primary, secondary schools and Surestart groups. After school gardening clubs.
Outreach, advice and support service for community groups and those wishing to set up their own gardens.
|When are the services run?||Monday - Friday|
|Time details||9am - 5pm|
|Remit||Promoting inclusion and independent living|
|Chargeable service?||Yes for some|
|Cost of service||Some charges made for specific services, e.g. outreach gardening or workshops for groups|
|Total capacity of service||200 per week including school groups|
|CQC Registered||Not applicable|
|Sandwell Approved List||Not applicable|
|Disclaimer||Inclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below. Directory last updated December 2017.|