At Alpha House we are always trying to prepare our residents for independent living. Part of that personal development is around keeping a tidy house. Since our residents generally go over and beyond that by decorating and in some cases renovating their properties we decided to look for funds so that they could extend those skills by making their gardens nice.
We were fortunate enough to be awarded a grant of £10,000 from Awards for All to run a garden project so the guys have just begun clearing away debris, weeds and dead shrubs and bushes from their neglected gardens. That is not to say that our residents have neglected their gardens but that we have taken on properties with already unkempt gardens. Obviously the garden project has just begun but WATCH THIS SPACE as they transform wildernesses into beautiful gardens.