Holton Heath, Poole
Dorset, BH16 6JN
We invite visitors to discover opportunities for personal growth through access to engaging activities and connecting with nature. From gardening, forestry therapy, arts and ceramics, bird watching, walking and accessible camping, visitors can benefit from an inclusive and supportive community.Visit the Livability Holton Lee website →
Flourish at Holton Lee
Flourish is a horticultural therapy project helps people grow in confidence, wellbeing and community connections.
With a particular understanding of disability, the project involves participants in gardening and working together in the beautiful grounds of the centre.
Working with qualified ecotherapists, Flourish supports people to:
- Develop valuable life skills
- Become more physically active
- Find a sense of achievement
- Build self-confidence and motivation
- Enjoy new friendships
Our impact monitoring shows 98% reported an increase in skills and 90% reported an increase in life opportunities.
“Flourish is here to support the wellbeing of all who join us. By being creative, open to try new things and learning new skills, we believe that every person has the potential to grow and live life to the full.”Emma Browning, Flourish Manager
Livability Spinal Support Centre in Dorset
There are around 40,000 people affected by SCI in the UK and 5,000 people in the South and South West of England.
A spinal cord injury can have a devastating impact on anyone’s life. In an instant, a person can sustain a long or short-term disability, affecting their physical and psychological health, relationships, livelihood and lifestyle.
The entire focus of this new service is supporting people make a successful transition to life at home.
Visitors – who will have already received early support/physical rehabilitation in specialist NHS SCI settings – will be able to come here and get further equipped with important life skills for life beyond injury.
With both residential and drop-in opportunities, the centre has been designed to have a ‘home-from-home’ feel. This enables service users to explore the limits and possibilities of their injury in a safe environment.
Good emotional and physical wellbeing are essential in any rehabilitation journey. Visitors will also be able to take part in a range of services at our broader wellbeing discovery centre.
With on-site accommodation options, friends and families supporting a spinal injury service visitor will also enjoy a restful and restorative setting.