The Willows Project provides horticultural and nature-based activities on a working organic farm a few miles from Leamington Spa. We are affiliated with Care Farming UK and work with a range of excluded groups and individuals, including people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, long-term illnesses, addiction recovery and disaffected young people. Through practical and creative activity sessions we help people to develop new skills, build confidence and connect with nature.
The project with its aims of social inclusion, connection to nature and emphasis on working as a group provides a valuable resource for our clients in their recovery journey. Although there are allotment and some conservation projects running in our area, they do not have the range of activities, breadth of resources and holistic approach of The Willows Project. Feedback form the clients who have used the service has been extremely positive.
Richard Cantrill – Recovery Worker, Stratford Community Mental Health Team