A Place To Grow is a free to use sustainable Community Garden with the purpose to support positive Health and Wellbeing. This will be done by encouraging people to learn new things by producing and eating healthy food, being physically active, getting involved in the community and meeting new people in a friendly, informal and safe environment.
The site is aimed at anyone with a health related problem who wants to improve their Health and Wellbeing.
To access the project the following criteria must be met;
Able to follow instructions
Able to use gardening tools safely
Respectful towards other site users
Able to communicate with other site users
Able to work without 1-2-1 supervision
What will the site provide?
Induction Programme- For new referrals (available 3 days per week).
Community Garden sessions – Existing users & those progressing from the induction programme (available 3 days per week).
Volunteering – For people who want to help out on site with tasks and support those using the site.
Dedicated sessions – For residents with more complex needs.
Aspiro is a not for profit social enterprise, providing end to end employment support for adults who are disadvantaged in accessing work or learning opportunities, since early 2011. We provide adviceand support for users of specialist (secondary care) mental health care services jointly with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
We also have experience of providing specialised work and learning support to recovering substance users, ex-offenders, forensic mental health patients, as well as adults with a learning disability.
We believe every adult has the right to work.
We operate popular Employment Clinics through 10 locations based throughout Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our employment advisers offer free work & learning information, advice and support through one-to-one sessions. After initial assessment of the customer’s needs, a Personalised Action Plan is created with the individual’s input and is followed by regular reviews. Employment Clinics are offered to customers under the Mental Health Employment Service.
At Employment Clinics our advisers use mobile web-enabled laptops with access to job vacancies, volunteering, apprenticeships and learning opportunities, we help with applications, can create effective CVs, and help assess prospective opportunities to see how they fit with the customers’ health needs to try and match their skills and aspirations with healthy and sustainable recovery.
Clinics: City Centre Employment Clinic, Melton Employment Clinic, Oakham Employment Clinic, Coalville Employment Clinic, Loughborough Employment Clinic, Coalville Employment Clinic, Hinckley Employment Clinic, Involvement Centre and Market Harborough Clinic. Our website has the details of the open hours on of clinic.
Other services include, mentoring, employability courses and job retention service. For more information on these services please take a look at our website.
REMIT is a community education project for adults in Leicester and Leicestershire who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.
Further information Our courses
a range of courses every week, approximately 2 hours
most courses are non-accredited but learners can progress from REMIT onto mainstream to work towards qualifications.
these courses are available on referral basis only.
Where are we located?
Our main base is at the Leicester Adult Education College in the city centre. We also have some courses in other venues.
Free parking is available at the following community settings:
The BRITE Centre – Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE
Fosse Community Centre – Mantle Road, Leicester, LE3 5HG
Aylestone Leisure Centre – 2 Knighton Lane East, Leicester, LE2 6LU.
Need someone to enrol on your behalf?
If you experience mental health difficulties and would like to be considered for REMIT, please ask your mental health worker to ring us on 0116 454 1900.
Have a look at our Summer 2016 brochure.
The Involvement Centre is an information, IT and social resource for patients, services users, carers, family, friends and staff. It is based within the Bradgate Unit, just off the main reception. It is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (except bank holiday’s) and offers a relaxing, friendly, non-clinical environment.
No referrals or bookings are needed to access the centre. Individuals can drop in to use a computer (all of which have internet access); pick up some information leaflets or simply relax, watch television and socialise.
A small number of both information giving and activity sessions (eg employment advice and art groups) are run from the centre. A weekly programme is produced detailing the week’s activities. All sessions are on a drop in basis.
The centre has a small coffee shop where hot / cold drinks and snacks can be purchased.
The Mett Centre provides short, medium and long-term recovery-focused interventions and activities for people with complex and serious mental ill health who have difficulty accessing and attending mainstream services without ongoing intensive support.
This service is provided for adults who are open to a consultant psychiatrist within Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
Our team of occupational therapists and nurses works closely with them in a safe environment, and offers individualised assessments and activities/skills training designed to aid people in moving on to education, work and/or independent living.
The service has a purpose-built city centre base with a range of facilities. These include a large open-plan drop-in area, coffee lounge, therapeutic kitchen, computer area, and art area.
The Mett aims to be a safe haven, reducing social isolation and acting as a stepping stone into the community and supporting people to build on their strengths and resources to lead a fulfilling life after discharge. It sets out to provide people with opportunities to develop and take a lead in their own services via a service user forum.
The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) 101 centre is a small, friendly educational establishment, within walking distance of the city centre, where adults can return to learn. Our programme operates from a recently refurbished Victorian building. We pride ourselves on offering students, both old and new, a friendly welcome. Whether its new skills you want to learn to help you get that job, develop a new interest or keep fit and healthy, then we have something to offer.
Check out our autumn 2016 courses on our website.