• Health & Wellbeing
  • Industry
  • Rolling programme
  • Start date
  • 16+
  • Eligible Age Range

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The Ayrshire Community Trust

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TACT is proud to be part of a collaborative of agencies that work together including – NAC Countryside Ranger Service, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), Turning Point Scotland, Health and Social Care Learning Disability Team, and North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership.

Eglinton Community Garden provides a range of therapeutic activities for community use and directly supports several client groups such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, ex-offenders, older people, veterans and people experiencing drug and alcohol problems. It provides all members of the community with learning opportunities related to gardening, growing food and cooking. It enables individuals to learn new skills, tools and coping mechanisms and promote positive changes in health diet and lifestyle.

The garden is used by our own Positive Steps team to provide a stimulating environment for their participants and provides a fantastic opportunity for a variety of activities.

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  • Address Eglinton Country Park, Eglinton, Irvine, UK
  • City Eglinton
  • Post Code KA12 8TA
  • Area Based at the entrance visible from main road
  • Country United Kingdom

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Employability programmes work a little differently from other courses, especially when it comes to eligibility. For example, someone from Glasgow wouldn't be eligible for a programme taking place in North Ayrshire, and vice versa. Check the Postcode Eligibility tab in the Things to Know section to make sure this programme is open to you.

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Updated on November 7, 2023 at 6:52 pm
  • Industry: Health & Wellbeing
  • Programme Type: Volunteering
  • Eligible Age Range: 16+
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Disabled Person, Lone Parent, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Refugee, Ex-Offender, LGBT+, BME Groups, Substance Misuse, Health Conditions, Long Term Unemployment
  • Attendance Pattern: Mondays-Wednesdays 9am-12noon
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Pipeline Stage (if applicable): Stage 1
  • Postcode Eligibility: North Ayrshire
  • Start date: Rolling programme

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The Community Garden is a great place to meet new people and be part of a team. Its more than a garden its a lively hub of activities open to all.

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