Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Growing Support

Loneliness is as bad for you as 15 cigarettes a day.  Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness as those in the community.

Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.

You will volunteer alongside an expert Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Facilitator to help care home residents access all the benefits of taking part in fun activities outside in their garden.

In return, Growing Support provides:

  • Initial training and on-going support
  • The chance to learn new skills and have fun
  • An opportunity to support some of the most vulnerable members of your community
  • Reimburse travel expenses

Deadlines for applications: 26th January 2018, informal interviews will take place on Tuesday 30th January 2018 and Induction Training on Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Get in touch to find out more: email Sarah on or visit our website:

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