Social landlord's funding for project to support struggling families
- 19 Sep
Salix Homes has given a cash boost to a ground-breaking project which supports struggling families.
£2,000 funding from Salix Homes has helped create a community garden within Larkhill Primary School's grounds where families can grow their own fruit and vegetables, reports 24dash.
Over 30 families are using the garden which also includes benches, a child's sand pot and a sensory garden.
Wendy Hughes, learning mentor and family support worker at the school, said: "The garden is making such a difference to the lives of the families involved. Many of the parents are facing challenges in their life such as poverty or isolation from being a lone parent, but by coming together as a group it really uplifts them and gives them a real sense of achievement. A lot of the families live in high rise blocks so they don't have that outdoor area where they can spend time together as a family, but now the children are learning how to grow and nurture their own fruit and vegetables which is helping to improve their own health and well-being."
Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: "This is a fantastic project that we are delighted to support. Many families are facing financial and emotional struggles on a daily basis, but this project is not only ensuring that these families have got access to fresh produce at mealtimes, it's also having a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. We know that safe and attractive communal spaces are really important to build communities and we are thrilled this project is starting to bear fruit already. We look forward to working closely with Larkhill Primary School to help even more families in this area."
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