Health, Well-Being and Social Inclusion: Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK

Health, Well-Being and Social Inclusion: Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK

by Joe Sempik, Saul Becker, Jo Aldridge
     
 

Although there is growing interest among health and social care professionals in the social and therapeutic value of horticulture, there is little evidence that demonstrates the range of outcomes for vulnerable groups, including those with learning difficulties and mental health problems. This report addresses this gap in knowledge and presents the findings of the

Overview

Although there is growing interest among health and social care professionals in the social and therapeutic value of horticulture, there is little evidence that demonstrates the range of outcomes for vulnerable groups, including those with learning difficulties and mental health problems. This report addresses this gap in knowledge and presents the findings of the Growing Together project, the first detailed study of horticulture and gardening projects across the UK. The report is aimed at policy makers, professionals, researchers and students in the fields of health and social care and occupational and horticultural therapy who are hungry for hard evidence in this new field, as well as anyone interested in addressing the needs of vulnerable and socially excluded adults.The Growing Together project is a partnership between Loughborough University and Thrive and has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund. This report complements a practice guide, Growing together: A practice guide to promoting social inclusion through gardening and horticulture, which is also available from The Policy Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861347251
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
07/30/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Joe Sempik, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, Jo Aldridge, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University and Saul Becker, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham

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