Allotment group at Links sharing their fresh produce with others.
The allotment group at the Links Day Centre in Wellingborough, have been busy picking the vegetables they have grown, colleague Chloe Goodman asked individuals in the group what they would like to do with all the produce that they had grown.
Everyone in the group thought it would be nice to support people who are less fortunate than themselves. So, following discussions with the people we support involved in the allotment group, about who could benefit from the vegetables, they decided they would like to donate the produce to The Daylight Centre, which is a charity that provides hot meals to homeless people and those who are less fortunate.
John, who is a member of the allotment group, said; “I like helping others especially people who are homeless, it feels like we are helping them.”
Currently still growing at the allotment are cabbages, peppers, peas, tomatoes and pumpkins, these will be picked and distributed when ready.
Plans are being put in place for planting produce for the winter season, vegetables they are thinking about sewing are green beans, broad beans, onions and potatoes.
The Links Day Centre, provides a warm and homely environment for adults with learning disabilities within the local area to enjoy a full range of lifestyle activities and learning opportunities based on their preferences. Supporting people with a wide range of needs on a daily basis, The Links welcomes people with both mild and complex needs, including individuals who have behaviours which others might find challenging.
The fully trained, committed team respect the choices and dignity of every individual they support. Through creative and forward thinking they build a programme of person centred support which ensures these choices are put into practice and lead to positive outcomes.