Gardening skills for health and social care professionals

This course will help health and social cares professionals learn and refine some of the essential techniques of horticultural practice with disabled and vulnerable people. Help the people they support to make the most of indoor and outdoor green space by learning to adapt horticultural tasks to meet their needs.

On this course we will help you to learn or refine some of the basic techniques of horticultural practice with disabled and vulnerable people.  This practical knowledge will enable you to help the people you support make the most of indoor and outdoor green space.  You will learn skills and techniques of gardening and gain a better understanding of adapted tools and techniques.  Develop your confidence and identify your own solutions that allow your service users to spend positive time in the garden.

'The course provided a good balance between theory and practice, and how horticultural activities can be adapted to meet the needs of people with different disabilities'.

Suitable for:
 
Practitioners - including volunteers, allied professionals and those interested in understanding how to adapt gardening for inclusion of a disabled or vulnerable group whilst maintaining good standards of practice and principles in horticulture.

What you will learn:
 
•    Basic horticultural principles and practice
•    The tried and tested techniques of engaging disabled and vulnerable people in gardening
•    How to use tools and resources effectively to meet peoples needs
•    How to identify solutions to enable people to garden


Is this course right for me?

Please contact a member of the Training and Education team for further information on 0118 988 5688 or email training@thrive.org.uk.
 
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