Growing up: work experience in a horticultural setting for young people with learning disabilities

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Armstrong, Victoria Gray
Publisher
Barnardos Scotland
Date of publication
1 June 2015
Subject(s)
Mental health services, Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Growing Up is a project that offers young people with a learning disability the opportunity to gain skills and work experience in horticulture. It's run by Barnardo¿s Family Support Team in Dundee with support from the Big Lottery Fund. In 2015 the project was half way through it's funded time and Barnardo's undertook a midway evaluation to assess how the project was performing. This evaluation report brings together the statistical information from the Growing Up project as well as a wealth of qualitative evidence from interviews with trainees, families, staff, volunteers and referral agencies. The analysis of this data offers insights into what service users have found valuable about the Growing Up experience and what is working well to carry forward into the future.

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