A GARDEN FOR COMMUNITY WELL-BEING
Nestled in a corner of Northdown Park in Margate you will find our idyllic 1.5 acre walled garden. We aim to promote inclusion and reduce prejudice by bringing people together whilst supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs to engage in meaningful health, educational, creative, social, environmental and leisure opportunities.
The Garden Gate enables people to improve their quality of life, social interaction, physical and mental health in a supportive community environment.
We are a registered charity (No. 1082954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (No. 3753908).
To contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of people experiencing social exclusion through mental ill health and/or learning disability living in Thanet.
To contribute towards the building of community cohesion and inclusiveness.
To build skills and capacity within the local community and to support community participation.
To inform and engage local people in addressing their own and wider social, economic and environmental well-being.
To reduce prejudice and to raise awareness, inform and influence others on the needs of those with mental ill health and/or learning disability.
To provide health, social, environmental, educational, and economic and leisure opportunities within a framework of a community garden.
To provide opportunities for local people to come together through volunteering and creative activities, within the context of a community garden.
To provide a locally managed community facility, that is accessible and open to all.
To develop the community facility based on sustainable development principles.
To provide community-based, community-inclusive services and activities.