Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores being awarded to local community projects.
Gellinudd Recovery Centre in Pontardawe has since been granted funding of £4000 from this initiative and is going to use the money to enhance their garden for Guests. To make full use of their outside space, staff and Guests will be developing the garden with a Polytunnel, some raised beds and an outside fire-pit.
Gellinudd is set in a rural residential area just minutes from Swansea, the Gower coast and the Brecon Beacons. The 16-bed Centre provides outstanding accommodation and a wide range of activities and services which ensure maximum opportunities for recovery and progress.
Gellinudd is run in partnership with Guests who take an active part in planning, evaluating and developing the service. In recognition of this innovation, and the Centre’s groundbreaking team of Peer Mentors, Gellinudd was presented with a Pedro Montellano Good Practice Award by the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN) in 2017.