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Sunday 22 April 2018
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Nacro host ‘Sow and Grow’ open day to celebrate the success of local housing project


Crime reduction charity, Nacro, will be hosting a ‘Sow and Grow’ open day this Friday to celebrate its service users’ hard work in East Manchester. The participants of a local Nacro housing projecthave worked in partnership with a local floral and horticultural business, and a permaculture organisation to develop an ecological, self-sustainable garden design.


The project helps single homeless men with substance misuse issues to stabilise and work toward abstinence as well as working toward obtaining independent living and accommodation. The service is designed to support service users by addressing their substance misuse issues and developing strategies to make positive changes. The project has engaged with all nine of its current service users, in developing ideas for moving the project forward.


Service users have made home made jet cookers, preserves, jams and chutneys as well as homemade fruit and mint juice. They have planted a fruit tree boarder, and a range of herbs and rhubarb. They will also be visiting local allotments and a permaculture project in order to research how they can further develop their work so far.


Nacro South and East Manchester Cluster Manager, Michelle Driver, said:


‘Both staff and services users have dedicated a lot of hard work to make this day possible and we are extremely proud of what they have achieved. Nacro are committed to tackling housing problems and supporting those with drug misuse issues in this area, and I hope the local community will come on Friday to see the great progress that has been made.’


The open day will be on Friday 21st September between 1pm and 4pm in Manchester.



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