Natural Achievers will provide adults with learning disabilities, autism and/or other mental health problems with the opportunity to take part in community-based physical activities using the natural environment to provide training in a wide range of skills and to develop peer support/friendship and social opportunities.
Groups consist of 8-12 individuals who take part in a 6 week programme for 1 day per week. The group will select an activity from a pre-selected list of options for example (a) pond restoration/building; (b) working on an outdoor classroom at a local school, community garden or park; (c) building and installing wildlife homes in local parks and nature reserves; (d) surveying wildlife using a variety of survey techniques and data recording; (e) preparing and delivering a nature conservation focused presentation this will include visiting nature sites, photography and wildlife identification; (f) preparing and hosting an event or series of smaller activities at a nature site; (g) creating artwork such as a murals to brighten up unattractive areas; (h) wildlife gardening.
On completion of the first six weeks the participants are given the opportunity to complete a further six week personal project.
The project is in the process of being set up and will operate one day per week in Bradford South. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org