- Bacup Consortium Trust
Stubbylee Community Greenhouses
Contact: Tricia Brindle
Tel: (01706) 872111
We are a registered charity, a limited company and a development trust. Founded in 2000 by a group of people concerned about the future of Bacup, and determined to have a say on how SRB money was to be spent, we were homeless until 2007 when we took over Rossendale Council’s Greenhouses site in Stubbylee Park.
From there we have been delivering a PCT funded project “Cultivating Health” through which we have been providing:
- Opportunities for volunteering
- Work experience
- Therapeutic horticultural activities
- Individual care placements (self funded)
- A small retail outlet selling products made/grown on site
PCT funding ended 31 March 2011 but we have just secured a grant from The Big Lottery until 2014. The new project is called “Heads Up Rossendale” and we will be working specifically with people who have low self-esteem, mental or physical health problems and those with learning difficulties, using activities we have developed at Stubbylee.
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- Piccadilly Garden Ltd
Contact: Andrea Crook
Tel: (01524) 847685
Piccadilly Garden Limited is based in Scotforth and has a well established Plant centre, offering a varied range of Shrubs, Perennials, annuals,herbs and vegetable plants. We are also a supplier to landscape firms and allotment holders.
As well as the plant centre we have a recycling team who collect garden waste, deliver mulches, logs and topsoil by the bag or in larger quantites.
Our nursery onsite produces and supplies the plant centre and also makes up planters, hanginging baskets and wreaths.
The final part of our organisation is the garden maintenance team, who have contracts in the local area.
Piccadilly Garden provides day time opportunities to people with a learning disability, this is mainly in a horticultural enviroment but also we access outside placements and training for individuals. Training is also available onsite in horticulture and woodwork to the local community through Lancaster and Morecambe College.
We are open throughout the year, Monday to Friday.
Saturdays, May-September and December.
Times of opening are 9 o’clock- 4 o’clock.
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- Veterans in Communities
Contact: Liz Hamilton
Tel: 01706 833180
Veterans in Communities (VIC) supports serving and ex-services personnel and their families, and members of the emergency services who have experienced difficulties in transitioning back into the community. We offer a range of services including outdoor activities, support to access specialised services, outdoor activities, hands-on projects to benefit the community, SInging Group and Art Group.
Everything we do is focused on assisting our members to improve confidence, wellbeing in all its forms, achieving goals and being part of their local community.
Our building in Haslingden has rooms available as office space, therapy space, arts and crafts, and a large conference room with flexibility in its layout.
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