The New Blendworth Centre are another great local organisation that support adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. they actively engage in the local community and have a fleet of ageing minibuses to move their users about. One of these life expired vehicles was in desperate need of replacement and I was very pleased to be able to support with £610 to help complete the funding. Cllr Elaine Tickell also supported the fund raising as did Aviva with a large contribution.
The charity have another few vehicles that are nearing the very end of their service lift so if you are a business with a vehicle you might like to donate to help then I am sure they would be very pleased to hear from you.
The centre also has plant sales to help raise funds and to find out more visit their website on this link here: New Blendworth Centre
Councillors Elaine Tickell and Guy Shepherd visited us on Friday to have a look at our new minibus that was generously donated by the Friends of The New Blendworth Centre and partly by the Aviva Community Fund.
The New Blendworth Centre is a day provision for post 19 year old people with varying degrees of learning difficulties/disabilities. The Centre offers its Service Users a work orientated placement in a semi-sheltered environment, situated in the village of Horndean in Hampshire. The Centre aims to develop and support individual goals, encourage friendships, raise self-esteem and promote confidence and independence. Referrals for placement at the Centre can be made through either your local social services office or by contacting the Centre direct.
Within the Centre grounds there is a small nursery outlet with many poly tunnels and potting sheds which facilitates the service users activities. From seed sowing, plant cuttings, potting on, cleaning stock and generally keeping the nursery and its display areas clean and tidy, makes for a busy day at the Centre. The end product of these on-site activities can be purchased by the general public in our nursery shop.