A.C.E. GARDENING ROUNDS
A.C.E. service users who are 'green fingered' are supported on our weekly gardening rounds. The gardening rounds take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and we have a large number of gardens to upkeep, a Grounds Maintenance Contract for a nursing home and also one-off landscaping projects and jet-washing.
Most gardens require just a quick mow, hedge trim or block paving jetwashing but sometimes our service users assist with more complex garden makeovers and renovations whilst under the close supervision of a staff member. Our gardening round is reduced to winter preparation only when the weather turns cold around autumn time. All gardeners wear hi-vis safety jackets, steel toecap boots and heavy-duty gloves.
Our staff and service users are usually spoilt by the homeowners with copious amounts of tea and biscuits!
We now have the maximum number of service users allocated to places on our gardening teams and are unable to offer any further placements. There are still a small number of client vacancies available at our movie clubs, social days and discos.