Pendle Leisure Trust has launched a new therapeutic horticultural project with an open day.
The Good Life project is a programme run by the trust and funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme.
Its main aim is to get people out of the house and into a safe and non-judgemental environment, while benefiting from being out in the fresh air, being close to nature and learning new skills.
Project co-ordinator Joanne Dootson said: “I am really looking forward to working with people who have been stuck in the house and not been able to get out, and to build their confidence so they are ready to go out and take part in other community schemes and courses.”
The launch event was also a chance for potential participants, local residents, referral agencies, local organisations, councillors and other interested parties to go along to the allotments at Hodge House, where the project is based, have a look around the site and find out all about the project.
Activities include growing fruit, vegetables and flowers, woodworking, art activities and general gardening.