Healthy City Design congress recognises its Adopt A Garden scheme
The award is presented to Fulham Good Neighbours
Fulham Good Neighbours (FGN) collected an award earlier this month for its Adopt A Garden scheme.
The award was presented at the sixth Healthy City Design 2022 International Congress taking place in-person at the Royal College of Physicians.
The group’s director Jamie Hilton was there to collect the award in person.
The scheme links up local people with elderly neighbours who need someone to help them manage their garden and will benefit from a social visit. The aim is to bring older people and communities closertogether, to increase their wellbeing and address the growing demand for gardening services and the lack of social inclusion.
FGN has supported older and disabled people in the area since 1966, providing everything from decorating & DIY for those that cannot pay privately to help with shopping or medication delivery. It runs three weekly chair-based exercise classes, mitigating against slips, trips and falls and promoting wellbeing through physical activity.
Four arts based social clubs (art twice, crafts and reading), a Lunch Club and Sunday Afternoon Tea are also delivered from their community centre, Rosaline Hall, every week.
Weekly Silver Clubs rotate around local pubs – the Rylston, Kennedy’s, the White Horse and Lillie Langtry – with heavily discounted meals. It also delivers horticultural projects in the local community, and digital inclusion support. Some social clubs can even be attended online for those that are housebound.
The charity supports almost 500 people every year and is supported by almost 100 volunteers.
For information on Fulham Good Neighbours call 020 7385 8850, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fulhamgoodneighbours.org.
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October 31, 2022