Carers Trust’s Partnership with the National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme is Carers Trust’s longest standing corporate donor and to date we have received over £3m from them to help support unpaid carers.
It raises large sums of money every year for caring and nursing charities, of which Carers Trust is one of the largest beneficiaries.
The money Carers Trust has received from the National Garden Scheme has helped us to support the UK’s seven million unpaid carers. This includes increasing our reach and ability to offer advice, information, respite care, and financial support to carers in their local communities as well as through our policy and campaigning work.
Why not visit one of the hundreds of beautiful gardens opened each year by the National Garden Scheme? Money raised from entry fees is shared out by the National Garden Scheme with its partner charities, including Carers Trust. So your visit will help our work to support unpaid carers across the UK.
Gardens and health
The link between gardens, gardening and being outdoors with health and wellbeing has long been understood. And extensive research, including some undertaken by Carers Trust, has now shown that spending time outdoors can significantly improve mental health and wellbeing. Carers Trust is therefore keen to use this learning in our work with carers by encouraging them to find time to spend outdoors.
You can find out more about our survey which shows that more than two thirds of carers are managing their stress levels by gardening.
Seasonal garden openings
Throughout the year, the National Garden Scheme opens seasonal gardens, offering the chance to see this season’s flowers in bloom. Right now, there are many opportunities around England and Wales to see the floor covered with beautiful snowdrops and, a little closer to Spring, sunshine-yellow daffodils. Why not visit one of your local National Garden Scheme gardens and enjoy the early signs of spring at the same time as supporting unpaid carers?
Carers Trust Network Partners
If you are a staff member from one of our 138 Network Partner carer services around England and Wales and are interested in organising a trip for carers to your local National Garden Scheme garden, then please get in touch.
Contact Jess Waller, our Senior Fundraising Executive.