Based on The Patchwork Plot

Tyldesley Allotment Association

Poplar Street Tyldesley

Greater Manchester

M29 8AX


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Unique Day Care Service

Grow for Giving offer a unique experience in modern day care activities for people with dementia, Alzheimer's and learning disabilities.

With our team of experienced and trained staff to support, we believe that people diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimers can still achieve and participate in outdoor activities. We all need to understand that it is a scary time for everyone diagnosed but we also need to learn that there is still a real need for the person to feel valued and able, ensuring the person is still actively participating in positive pursuits is one of the healthiest and happiest things we can do to help a person with dementia.

We also offer dementia information sessions for families and carers.


Our day care facilities include: Fully wheelchair accessible; pathways, growing beds, poly tunnel, eco friendly toilet and washroom and a warm and cosy cabin to relax, eat, socialise and do activities in on rainy days.

P lease contact us for our daily session prices, you will find our day care competitive in uncertain financial times for families and authorities. Ask for further details on the type of activities we offer at day care and details about enrolling.

Day care is open from 10 am to 3pm Monday to Friday
 

Unique Food Bank

Working alongside The Cooperative Supermarket, Stour Road in Tyldesley, we have a basket to the left of the entrance for their customers and staff make regular donations of tinned and dried foods. During our plot growing seasons we provide fresh fruit and vegetables as well as tinned food to families in crisis. We currently take referrals from Wigan Council; Life centre's, Social Workers, Floating Support, Mother and Baby units and also accept referrals from the public.  Please contact us if you have identified someone we can help.

Community Market Stall

During growing season we offer low cost local produce and jams, honey, pickles and preserves at Tyldesley Allotments.  Our Day Care users will get the option to be involved with running the stall as part of their activities. 

We also have a community fund raising stall, lovingly known as, The Flower Power Tombola!! Great for raising funds.

Volunteer Opportunities

Working in partnership with Department for Work & Pensions, local Job Centres, Riverside Floating Support, Addaction and members of the allotment and surrounding communities, we offer work experience placements for people that want to get back into doing some work while they are looking for paid employment. Many of our volunteers have differing abilities,  health or personal issues,  making it difficult for them to maintain full time paid work or have retired and we agree that many people want to volunteer days and times to suit them from either a couple of hours a week, 1 full day or 5 full days. There is no pressure and we agree between us how a volunteer wants to take part. There are varied volunteer roles available: Plot Based; Allotment Gardening, House Keeping, Caring for vulnerable adults, catering & larger ground work projects. Community Based; Participating as a team in restoring area's that need a new lease of life, domestic gardening, town tidy ups, planting public flower beds and grounds maintenance work.

All volunteers have lunch provided with refreshments throughout the day. We provide references for future employers and will support you to build CV and complete application forms for paid employment.  We have an Employment Hub Advisor each Thursday. Your development is important to us. We offer an induction and basic on site training and depending on our funding may be able to provide external training courses in the future.

If you are interested please contact us for further details.

Children's Groups

We have Tender Saplings aged 0-9 yrs and Budding Stars 10-16 yrs who meet on Sunday's between April and October on our community plot between 11am and 2 pm. Children are accompanied by their families/carers, unless pre-arranged to leave them while you take a well earned break. At the end of the season we hold an Award Event and children receive medals and a certificate for what they have accomplished. We ask all families to make a cash donation each day attended to help us buy resources that will be used just for the children's group activities. The children are empowered to plan and participate in The Shine A Light Festival, beginning 1st of October and ending with a large community gathering the last Saturday of the month.

Domestic and community Gardening

Working with  local police officers, we identify senior residents who have been a victim of crime and we work hard to help them feel better and safer, by working on their gardens. Some of our day care users with dementia and learning disabilities are integrated into our community based team and are supported by other volunteers to carry out gardening tasks in the community. We are the leaders for Tyldesley In Bloom and any individual can get involved with making Tyldesley a blooming lovely town!