Updated 9th April
Client programmes and centres
We are very pleased to be reopening our gardens and centres on Monday 12th April in line with the government roadmap for easing lockdown. Nearly all our client gardeners will be back in the gardens over the next week. For the small number unable to return we will continue to offer remote support with activities to do at home.
In preparation for this restart, we have again reviewed and updated our risk framework to ensure that we remain as safe and effective as possible and have taken on board all the latest advice and guidance from the government and HSE. We have also been getting advice from our Local Authorities who are supportive of us reopening on 12th April. As part of the updated procedures, all our frontline staff and volunteers now have access to weekly PCR tests, adding an additional layer of safeguard to our operations.
We have received many enquiries from potential new client gardeners and would encourage anyone interested in joining a social and therapeutic horticulture programme with Thrive to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding. We are incredibly grateful to the support of our volunteer garden teams who have kept things under control during the past few months and for the patience shown by all our clients, volunteers and staff during this time.
Please note we are experiencing a high volume of interest to volunteer at our 3 centres and are currently limited with our recruitment of 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.