Mires Beck Nursery

Mires Beck Nursery

At a glance

Causes

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Training / employment support

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The relief of persons with a physical and/or learning disability, the elderly and persons suffering or recovering from mental illness, in particular by the provision of vocational training for such persons in horticulture and allied crafts. To conserve protect and enhance the natural environment and to advance the education of the general public in horticulture and allied skills.  

Activities

To provide therapeutic and useful activity, training and work experience, as appropriate, to people in need thereof. To construct, maintain and alter any buildings which the company may think necessary for the promotion of its objectives. To engage or employ such personnel  not being members of its Board) , whether employees, consultants, advisors or however, as may be required for the promotion of the objectives of the company. To establish and support or aid in the establishment and support or to amalgamate with any other charitable institutions or associations and subscribe or guarantee money for charitable purposes in any way connected with the purposes of the Company, or calculated to further its objectives.

We have grown organically in the last 25 years increasing our capacity through locally funded support to enhance our facility and continue to assess our means to improve the service we offer. We have extended our training into the conservation project in the management of our 5 acre green field and woodland beyond the plant nursery operation and with increased numbers have also developed the training within the catering provision. In line with this our staff are trained in the compliances surrounding these activities and we are supported by specialist auditing of our establishment to ensure as we grow we remain in control of safety on site. Our staff and special needs trainees are able to gain certification in the courses we engage them in.

We are looking at expansion of the facility to offer more learning space and to expand our therapy activities into arts crafts, leisure and sensory area. In doing this we are about to embark on a planning and design phase of the site in order to house a new building for the trainees with the most acute difficulties and aim to include the space required for the above activities. The funding of this project will be partially supported by supporters of the charity but this next phase of expansion will be our first major fund raising through regional and national funding programmes. 

Current opportunities

East Riding of Yorkshire, HU152NR

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