Health, well-being & Social Inclusion: Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK

Authors: Joe Sempik, Jo Aldridge and Saul Becker
Number of Pages: 138
Date of Publication: 2005
A4 quality paperback, full colour cover and black & white inner pages

Although there is growing interest among health and social care professionals in the social and therapeutic value of horticulture, there is little evidence that demonstrates the range of outcomes for vulnerable groups, including those with learning difficulties and mental health problems.

This report addresses this gap in knowledge and presents the findings of Growing Together, the first detailed study of horticulture and gardening projects across the UK.

This report is essential reading for policy makers, professionals, researchers and students in the fields of health and social care and occupational and horticultural therapy who are hungry for evidence in the field of social and therapeutic horticulture, as well as anyone interested in addressing the needs of vulnerable and socially excluded adults

The Growing Together study is a partnership between Thrive and Loughborough University and has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.


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