Updated July 2020
Client programmes and centres
Thrive is looking to welcome back clients to its horticultural therapy programmes in the coming weeks.
Work is progressing well to ensure client gardeners, staff and volunteers can safely return to our gardens in either August or September. This is a phased return and we will contact clients to agree an appropriate start date with them.
Detailed Covid-19 risk assessments are being carried out at our centres in Birmingham, London and near Reading, which have all been closed since March. These assessments include individual ones for each client gardener. Our therapists will be contacting client gardeners individually as they work through the assessments.
As well as enhanced hygiene, measures such as staggered session start times and changes to the use of communal areas will be implemented to ensure social distancing within our gardens and buildings.
Further updates will be posted here when we have them.
Please note we are experiencing a high volume of interest to volunteer at our 3 centres and are currently unable to recruit new volunteers. We encourage those wishing to volunteer with us to register their interest.
If you are an existing volunteer, we'll be in touch with you directly to make arrangements for your return or to work remotely where appropriate.
Training and Education
We postponed all face-to-face social and therapeutic horticulture training courses, with refunds or alternative dates being available for those who have paid to attend forthcoming courses. Anyone with training enquiries should email email@example.com
Meanwhile, we have a range of exciting and engaging online courses for you to access on our Thrive Learn website .
We have also developed a blended course 'Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Practice' - a completely new online resource from our Training Team. Held over two weeks, it will help you understand how to use Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) with different client groups and is suitable for people new to STH or those who are familiar with it.