Project information

Anniversary Garden Extension

This project will develop facilities for adults with profound and complex needs. These include: a kitchen, where skills learnt can be transferred to the home setting; an area to enable song, dance and musical instrument sessions; and a sensory room, to stimulate as well as to facilitate relaxation.

November 2017 - December 2018

Charity information: Mires Beck Nursery

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  • Need

    Need

    Our current facilities are inadequate for our service users. They do not enable us to provide the level of care necessary to enhance the lives of those we support in line with best practice. This is largely due to a lack of space, adequate toilet and personal care facilities and opportunity for stimulating activities. Our current facilities also provide limited capacity for expansion. We would like to double our occupancy rate from 7 to 14, to share what we do with more disadvantaged adults.

    Solution

    By expanding provision we will help more people have the opportunity to socialise, to grow in confidence and to feel valued and that they have a meaningful and productive role in society. Being able to offer more dignity when providing personal care will also help to enhance the everyday experience of our service users. They will then be able to benefit from the same standards that the rest of us take for granted. Our focus is the provision of enhanced facilities to in turn enhance lives.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To enhance the lives of those living with a physical and/or learning difficulties and the elderly.

    Activities

    » Build additional facilities to provide much needed improvements as well as expanding the scope of the provision we offer and to more people.

    One measure will be in increased numbers using our service. We document who attends on each day and keep a record of that, so it will be easy to demonstrate an increase in service.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The extension to the Anniversary Garden is going to provide long-term benefits. This is something that will continue to serve the needs of the local community of disadvantaged individuals, who are coping day to day with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. There is an ongoing need for such a resource and we will be in a position to fulfil that demand. By recording increased numbers attending we can demonstrate a successful outcome. Via questionnaires we can also show improvements.

    Risk

    One of the main risks would be a lack of take up of our service. However, we have researched the demand for our service through talking to social workers and others who place service users. we currently have a waiting list and so are confident that the demand will be there. We also offer a unique service in a unique location and know from what people tell us, that what we have to offer is special and in demand.

    Reporting

    This will be achieved through regular updates in writing, either via letters, newsletters or emails. We will also use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter to keep everyone updated.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Sensory Equipment Bubble tube, intercative music and sound boards, mirrors, tactile objects.
      £4,000 Kitchen Kitchen cabinets, worksurfaces, cooker, cooker hood, fridge, sink.
      £7,000 Wet Room Fittings Shower, sluice, disabled toilet, tracked hoist, sink, changing area.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Friends of Mires Beck £3,000 Guaranteed
    Private Donor £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    We are located in rural East Yorkshire. As such it serves communities that are often isolated due to lack of transport infrastructure, where there is limited opportunity for recreation. However we provide a minibus service to alleviate this and bring people to site. In contrast many of our trainees come to us from inner city Hull, and represent a socio-economic group that is best describe as disadvantaged and lacking in opportunities for life-enhancing experiences. We help to redress this.

    Beneficiaries

    Our services will benefit those individuals wo are socially and economically disadvantaged. These adults are often dealing with a variety of physical and mental health issues as well as a range of learning difficulties. We will also benefit carers, for whom our service provides respite from providing care, for those who at times present challenging behaviour and have personal care needs.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are in a unique physical location, set amongst fields and lakes, where there is scope the enjoy the outdoors, engage with nature and be refreshed physically and mentally. Through horticultural therapy, rural craft sessions and other activities, we provide an alternative to traditional day care. We also deliver training programmes geared to individual needs, so that skill development is allied with interests and aimed at stretching limitations and widening horizons.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Shelley Morris

    Our Coordinator is incredibly enthusiastic and hard-working and cares passionately about those we support. She is the driving force behind our project

    Alan Selby

    One of our Trustees, Alan is our Company Secretary. He works tirelessly to source funding and so help provide the facilities we need for our service.

    Martin Coates

    As General Manager I have dedicated myself to making a success of this project for the benefit of our clients, staff and the wider community.