Our Green Citizens project empowers people with learning disabilities to share their knowledge with others and make a positive contribution to the conversation about local sustainability, conservation and wildlife.
A grant from the Samworth’s Foundation Transformation & Innovation Fund is enabling us to improve our use of outdoor space at our two Flower Pod centres. We are creating accessible therapeutic garden and wildlife spaces to offer new learning and mentoring programmes. Some of our clients are taking the lead as environmental champions in their communities and within Reach.
Enabling people with learning disabilities to participate fully in their local communities has always been at the core of Reach’s mission and thanks to this funding, we're now able to take this a step further through our Green Citizens project.
Please see our blog to read about our progress so far.
If you want to find out more about the project, please call or drop me a line.
Organisations we're working with
We have been supported by many local organisations who are getting involved in the conversation and supporting our Green Citizens to have a voice. We would especially like to thank the following:
Samworth Foundation: Transformation & Innovation Fund
Nottingham Trent University Faculty, Staff and Students
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Newark and Sherwood District Council
The Hockerton Housing Project
Meet some of our Project Team
Sam - Project Lead
"I'm passionate about helping people with learning disabilities to participate fully in their local communities."
Sam - Project Tutor
I enjoy working within a project that promotes inclusion. We are colleagues working together, towards the same goal. Seeing mentors grow in self-confidence and finding their own voice is one of the most important things to me.
Rachel - Communications
I like being a mentor for the ROSE project as to me it means helping people with disabilities keep themselves safe at all times, online and outside. It helps people be aware of the dangers, change the way they think, how they are online and what to look out for so it can be stopped before it has started.