Step by Step (Green Care) is part of Green Light Trust's Greener Lives Programme; an increasing range of environmental education programmes using the natural environment as a key tool for personal and self-development.
Step by Step days are designed to suit individual participants and accommodate mainly therapeutic and personal development, with the emphasis on physical and emotional health and well-being, as well as improving social skills and communication.
Participants' progress is supported via mutually agreed, long-term and daily goals and targets.
Where appropriate, accredited qualifications with ABC Awards can be worked towards.
Young people with multiple and or/profound disabilities
Adults with mental health issues, disabilities or special needs.
Frequently asked questions:
What kinds of activities do we offer?
General conservation work
Light gardening/horticultural work
Bushcraft activities e.g. practical skills such as firelighting, shelter building, whittling, tracking.
How many people take part in a session?
There can be anything from 1 or 2 participants or up to 8 people attending.
Will I need any experience or training?
No, all activities are targeted to an individual's needs and capabilities.
How long are the sessions?
A typical day is from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
How long does the course last?
Courses are ongoing, on a rolling programme; for as long as you need them.
Does it cost anything?
Charges are currently £62.75 a day and exclusive of qualifications.
Funding is normally accessed via an individual's NHS Personal Health Budget.