We take a fresh and exciting approach to brain injury support. Our work engages brain injured people within the wider community in a way which invigorates, motivates, and rehabilitates. We aim to enable those affected by brain injury (Silverliners) to rediscover a sense of purpose, direction and meaning as well as educating the public to the plight of those affected. Our conviction is that our objectives can be achieved through supporting purposeful projects, challenges and activities which benefit both the individual and the wider community.
We have teamed up with Homerton Hospital to create an opportunity for Silverliners to give to the community, rebuilding lives after brain injury through helping others.
A Silverliner called Mark who has been a member of the charity for many years and loves to support and fundraise for Silverlining and many other charities. Came to us with a dream and said "I would love for The Silverlining London group to start a gardening activity at Homerton Hospital so patients have a Serenity Garden". Mark has spent a lot of his life in and out of Homerton and knows first hand that the gardens could be a peaceful place if they are tidied and filled with colourful nature. The project could be a progressive opportunity for Silverliners to find purpose through ongoing teamwork around the gardens, it will be a beautiful area for patients at the hospital to enjoy, family members to visit and also Homerton employee's to reflect.
We would like to run this activity weekly, so we can maintain the upkeep of the gardens. There are many different areas which need working on so the project will take time to complete. The money we have asked for will go towards Volunteers, Plants and Gardening Equipment, we have measure this cost for the year.
Depression, anxiety and isolation are just a number of common affects after brain injury, please have a read of the benefits to Gardening on Thrive's website here https://www.thrive.org.uk/how-we-help/what-we-do/social-therapeutic-horticulture.