Our award winning Growth Project works in partnership with Hourglass to provide a safe and supportive haven at our allotment. It is kindly supported by Rochdale Borough Council and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG).Our proven track record shows the improvement of an individual’s wellbeing, alongside collective social outlook of those engaged on the project. The project aims to promote good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a green environment.
On your first visit to the project, our Wellbeing Co-ordinator will meet you and spend some time during the day to find out the best ways in which we can support you personally. You will also be given a full induction by our on site horticultural expert.
People who are engaged on the project will have a safe and supportive haven to come to, but most of all we have lots of fun while we work! For many people their Mental and physical health has improved and a number of these have returned to mainstream housing and regular employment.
Our allotment has been judged “Outstanding” for the last 6 years by the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Award for North West In Bloom. We are part of the National Garden Scheme. The Scheme opens gardens in England and Wales for charity (For more information please see www.ngs.org.uk).
If you are interested in getting involved please speak to a member of our staff or complete a referral form by clicking on the link above for “Access our services”.
Our allotments are based at the following location:
The Growth Project
The project is open on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 10:00 until 16:00.
For further information, please contact our Information line on:
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 01706 752 338
Britain in Bloom 2021 Award
We are pleased to announce that our Growth Project won OUTSTANDING again at the Britain in Bloom 2021 awards!
Britain in Bloom is the UK’s longest running gardening competition. It provides a regional and nationwide platform for community groups to brighten up their town or city. Britain in Bloom is recognised across the UK as a symbol of excellence in community gardening, strong community spirit, and pride of place.
We are so proud to have won this award in recognition of the achievement for all the hard work that has gone into our Growth Project by our team of staff, volunteers, and service users throughout the year.