Many links to gardening information for different needs.
Greenleaf Industries (USA)
Horticultural sheltered workshop including retail nursery.
Horticultural Therapy Institute
Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW (Australia)
Melwood Training Center (USA)
Provide greater choices for independent living. See the 'Internships' section for information on horticultural therapy.
People Plant Council (USA)
Plants for People (Netherlands)
A three year research project promoting social inclusion, health and well-being for vulnerable adults through the use of horticulture and gardening. The report can be bought here.
Other UK sites of interest
Technology information for disabled people, including shopping online.
Disabled Living Foundation
Aim to make everyday life easier for disabled people, older people and carers.
Links to information for people with disabilities.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Aim is to eliminate discrimination against disabled people. Extensive range of links.
Focus on Disability
Address information of many disability organisations.
Gardening for the Disabled Resource
Website owned and run by people with disabilities.
People and Gardens
Written by disabled people for disabled people, championed by Christine Walkden.
Charity that provides one-off technical aids for disabled people.
National charity helping disabled and disadvantaged people to find employment and training opportunities.
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Department of Health: Learning Disabilities First Step Trust
Project to provide employment.
Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties
The Alzheimer's Society
Provides care and research for people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.
Dementia Services Development Centre
University of Stirling
Dementia services development centre for the south-west.
Department of Health: National Framework for Mental Health
Provides online feedback forms for opinions on mental health treatment.
UK Dementia Research Institute
Focus on research efforts to diagnose, treat, care for and prevent dementia.
Mental Health Foundation
Rethink Mental Illness
Centre for Mental Health
Researches the impact of policy changes on mental health services and evaluates and develops innovative projects.
Centre for Policy on Ageing
Also runs a service called AgeInfo.
Berkshire Community Foundation
Website for charities in Berkshire. BCT has provided funding for Thrive Trunkwell Garden Project.