Ministere de la Reconciliation

Manchester

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We help anyone who is disadvantageous, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers. We also work with any vulnerable people who need support and advice, information and guidance.

Group introduction

We help anyone who is disadvantageous, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers. We also work with any vulnerable people who need support and advice, information and guidance. All of our service users are offered support, guidance, motivation and encouragement from our trained team of support workers. We develop person-centred support plans that promote independence and champion inclusion within the wider community.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

This project will support people with mental health issues and learning disabilities across Manchester Victoria, through exploring and taking care of nature. It will provide a structured programme of outdoor activities, such as community allotment work, park clean ups, tree planting, nature walks, food growing and outdoor cooking. This will give people access to natural environments, and help them gain skills, build confidence, improve well-being and lead healthier lives.

Importantly We need to regard the local environment as a major public service (like the NHS or education) which benefits us every day. Looked at this way, it is clear the environment benefit through the delivery of this project through promoting better quality environments also have the capacity to have long-term social and economic benefits. Furthermore it will educates the entire community about how to prevent pollution, improved air quality, reduced stress levels, increased opportunities for informal and formal physical activity and recreation. All these will contribute to the reduction of limiting long term illness and cost to the health services, reducing days lost through illness and improving productivity.

"Through our Wellbeing Through Nature project communities evaluation we will be seeing the impact of environmental projects can have a wide reach. They will engage local communities. This can lead to the development of neighbourliness, mutual support and an improved ability to work as a community."

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