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Thrive

Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health,  or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

We provide vocational training in horticulture for young people as well as structured horticultural therapy programmes for  adults at our garden in Beech Hill; Sow & Grow indoor sessions in local centres across Berkshire; and training for professionals. 

Advice is also offered over the phone and by e-mail to anyone living a with disability or ill health wishing to garden at home, on an allotment or in a community setting 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Neil Wilcox
Contact Position
Information Officer
Telephone
0118 988 5688
E-mail
info@thrive.org.uk
Website
www.thrive.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Thrive - Trunkwell Garden
Address
The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Beech Hill Road
Beech Hill
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG7 2AT
Notes

No transport available.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Telephone enquiries welcome Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Visits by appointment only. Garden project open to users 10am-3pm

Other Details

Costs

Details
Service is for a full day.
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Age Ranges
15+
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Self referral or by Professional. Taster sessions available. Details of charges available on request.

Do not offer 1:1 support or personal care.

Local Offer

Links
Easier Gardening
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
Wheelchair accessible toilets and indoor space. Gardens partially wheel-chair accessible.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Decision based on individual circumstances.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
Self referral and referral by Professionals.
Funding
Other
Charges
Yes
Details of charges
Available on application.
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
QCF framework in place.
Feedback and complaints procedure
Complaints procedure in place.
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All employees and volunteers are DBS checked. Recommendations by schools who have referred pupils.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.