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£305K lottery funding to help vulnerable Pendle residents
2:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
VULNERABLE people in Pendle are to benefit from more than £300,000 of lottery funding for a new therapeutic horticulture project run by Pendle Leisure Trust.
The Good Life scheme, which will be launched next month, is to receive £305,550 over five years, from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Programme.
The project is also supported by the Environmental Action Group and Bounceback Safety Surfaces in Colne.
Phil Storey, chief executive of Pendle Leisure Trust, said: "This is fantastic news.This five year project is a long-term intervention to help and support people who in the past have found such services difficult to access.
“It is an opportunity to develop and promote lifestyle changes which will help these people build their confidence to enable them to join mainstream facilities.
“The Trust over the years has successfully delivered a number of externally funded community projects and will continue in this aspect of its commitment to the community.”
The project aims to help integrate isolated and inactive individuals with mild to moderate mental-health issues such as older people, ethnic minorities, disabled, carers, young mums and long-term sick and unemployed, into their local community through a combination of social interaction and physical activity.
Activities for the project will include preparing seed-beds, seed-sowing, planting, nurturing, feeding, crop rotation, tool maintenance, essential hygiene, weeding, cooking, bird-feeding, nature-based art sessions, care and development of wildlife habitats, composting and recycling, site maintenance and project administration.
The Good Life, which will begin in November and be based at Hodge House Allotments in Nelson, replaces Pendle Leisure Trust’s current scheme, Live Well Eat Well.
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