A group of 34 adults who are part of the Diagrama Foundation Supported Living Service in Bromley are thrilled to have secured an allotment in Orpington
The allotment at Lower Road Allotments in Orpington will benefit 34 adults with learning disabilities who are part of Diagrama Foundation’s Supported Living Service in Bromley.
It is well documented that allotments not only bring people together to reduce loneliness but offer many other benefits including growing and cooking fresh fruit and vegetables and increased physical exercise and fresh air improving wellbeing. The many benefits of having an allotment will be celebrated between 8 -14 August during Allotment Week. The average waiting time for an allotment is six to eighteen months and there are approximately 330,000 allotments in the UK.
Marina Rubio, Manager of Diagrama Foundation’s Supported Living Service, said, “Everyone is delighted that we finally have our own allotment where everyone from our Supported Living service can come together to grow flowers and vegetables and socialise."
"The allotment is perfectly located close to car parking and disabled toilets facilities so we couldn’t be more pleased. We are really looking forward to meeting our neighbours on the other allotments and joining in the regular events which they hold on site. Fortunately, one of the allotment holders has already offered her help to get us on the right path so that we can have an allotment that we are very proud of. We have a few tools, but we are hoping that the local community will help by donating additional gardening tools, chairs, seeds, or plants.”
Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.
To find out more about Diagrama Foundation’s Supported Living Service visit www.diagramafoundation.org.uk/learning-disability-support/supported-living and to offer resources for the allotment please email firstname.lastname@example.org