The Cambridge Cyrenians Allotment Project provides specific horticulture training, supported work experience and a safe social environment for some of the most disadvantaged people in the city.
Cambridge Cyrenians have been working to provide a range of accommodation, support and specialist services for homeless men and women in Cambridge for 45 years. The Cambridge Cyrenians Allotment Project works with local homeless people and runs on a therapeutic horticulture model across six full-sized allotment plots in the city, including at the Whitehill Allotment Society, Elfleda Road. The project offers meaningful occupation for homeless people, helping to provide real work experience and developing new skills. However, for some it can be an essential therapeutic, social place to relax. Regular involvement can improve a participant’s quality of life, reduce social isolation and improve participant’s mental and physical health.
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