I'm the charity Coordinator and have been in post for over 2 years, our charity was established in 1967 to provide support for people with disabilities within the Fermanagh area. over the years it has become a beacon, running social nights for over 20 years providing families with respite whilst their loved one enjoyed the company, music and laughter with others.
The charity is a small and independent one. We have a group of men all with learning disabilities who help maintain the garden, growing plants and vegetables to sell to the community which in turn helps towards maintaining the charity. As part of their project the men have tasks to do which give them life skills, this may include sourcing the vegetables from the garden and preparing them for their lunch. they are provided with the skills.
moving forward we currently let Syrian refugee children and carers use the building. it is hoped that the parents of the children, most of whom were farmers. after some negotiation it has been suggested that they will take over the vegetable patches working alongside our users, this will improve social integration skills,
Fermanagh Stroke hope to use the garden and vegetable areas too so as to grow their own flowers to sell to the community this will be part of therapy for the users and build