The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust awarded funding in 2023 for Plot 22’s Growing Together project. Monthly sessions provide opportunities for older isolated people and those living with dementia to engage in gardening and creative activities. The sessions increase well-being and reduce social isolation, as well as providing respite for carers.
“The Growing Together sessions were the highlights of the month for him. All the volunteers really had time to listen. It really was a little spell of freedom for him to come every month.”
“Mum was at her happiest after a session at the plot.” “I have met some wonderful caring people on the project that are especially non-judgemental.”
In 2022 the team at Plot 22 were able to offer sessions to more than 300 people and increased resources in 2023 mean they are now able to offer even more. Funding from the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust helped the team to increase Growing Together sessions by an additional 16 places per month over six months for people living with dementia, their carers and older isolated people living in Brighton & Hove.