Silverline Memories, a dementia support charity, was in the process of taking on a former community garden in Springwell, Gateshead.  We helped them to develop a business plan for its operation.

The aim was to create a garden that specialises in providing therapeutic horticulture for people with dementia and their carers, which also supports a range of other community uses such as a Men’s Shed, a kids’ gardening club, healthy living projects and community events.

Our support focussed on developing links with potential partners, structuring the management and operation of the garden, and providing advice on accommodating a wide range of users