With February just around the corner, Carlyn is preparing to co-host an exploratory meeting with Nigel Boldero, Chair of Trustees for The Papillon Project, to discuss the possibility of setting up a ‘Green Care Hub’ for Norfolk.  The idea is that the Hub would be a network bringing together projects, organisations and people involved in a variety of activities that promote physical and mental wellbeing through social, community, therapeutic and school-based activities such as gardening, food production and care farms – whilst always embracing the natural world.

Green Care is structured therapy or treatment programmes that take place in natural surroundings and recognise the instinctive connection between nature and health.

Benefits of the Hub might include help with securing funding, networking, the facilitation of training, potential collaborative project work, good practice codes, providing a resource of ideas and experiences and promoting these activities with care commissioners and other practitioners.