Leonard Cheshire is one of the National Garden Scheme’s gardens and health charities – receiving a donation of £120,000 in 2018 to develop sensory gardens and horticultural volunteering projects for disabled people across the UK.
Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, the charity is at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
Laura Crandley, Executive Director of Partnerships for Leonard Cheshire, said:
“We’re very excited about our partnership with the National Garden Scheme, which is enabling us to bring the benefits of gardens and gardening closer to the people we support. We all know that gardens can have a hugely positive impact on people’s physical and mental health, and our work with the National Garden Scheme is demonstrating this, including creating greater opportunities to socialise and develop workplace skills.”