Media Release: Aberdeen Inclusive Horticulture seeks views

ADULTS with learning disabilities and their carers are being urged to take part in a feasibility study which is underway in the city.

Aberdeen Inclusive Horticulture (AIH) is calling on carers and potential service users to give their views as part of an ongoing feasibility study looking at the possibility of establishing an independent charitable organisation which will provide work, experience, volunteering and training opportunities based around horticulture for adults with learning disabilities.

It is hoped that the concept will facilitate the development of allotments, community gardens and other green spaces in the city for the benefit of the environment and the local community.

“The first phase of the study was to consult current service users and business and, now that that part is complete, we are eager to hear the views of carers and potential service users,” explained Fiona Allan, who is conducting the study.

“It is vital that we collate as many opinions as possible as these will be crucial in laying the foundations of what AIH might become as an independent charitable organisation.”

Aberdeen City Council adult services manager, Rob Hughes, added: “This initiative is part of a new city-wide approach to the development of integrated, community alternatives for people with learning disabilities. We are hopeful that everyone can have their views heard and that activities will fit the needs and wants of those involved and their carers.”

Anyone wishing to take part in the AIH feasibility study should do so by Friday, April 2nd.

For further information or to take part, email or (07971) 432841.

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