Learning Disability Week – Project Carrot

Achievements of people we support

It’s Learning Disability Week 2020 and we’re celebrating some of the most recent achievements of people we support with learning disabilities and autism.

First up – it’s our Gardening Project: 86 people have been regularly engaged with gardening over the past year. They and we know that it can be so important for mental and physical wellbeing. We’re thankful to a grant received from the De Beers Global Ambassador’s for Good Programme through local company Element Six for our Project Carrot, which enabled us to purchase VegTrugs for all of our supported living houses and our three community day hubs. It has transformed how people engage with gardening at home and across Style Acre.

Through lockdown people have particularly enjoyed focusing on gardening as something to help stay busy and happy.

Marianne has grown radishesMarianne’s achievement has been to grow radishes in her household VegTrug.









Nigel veg trugNigel (who normally attends our SABRe community day hub in Banbury) has been putting lots of time into his veg patch, which is coming along nicely.








VegTrug at a supported living housePeople at one of our houses have planted up their VegTrug ready for the summer competition – what a fantastic achievement!