Equality Co-operation Opportunity

Drive’s E.C.O project has been running for over 25 years and is set in a tranquil, rural environment. The projects timber building has been designed to meet a low carbon footprint and is fully accessible. Our staff team are experienced in a range of disciplines providing opportunities for adults with disabilities to gain skills in a range of horticultural activities.

We provide support for individuals to work in a safe environment, to gain confidence, qualifications and learn new skills to access other local community groups or find work opportunities.

 

Horticulture

We grow a variety of fruit and vegetables using open beds, raised beds and poly-tunnels. Individuals choose to purchase these crops themselves, sharing them with family and friends, or sell them locally.

Individuals are supported to keep laying hens on site following poultry welfare codes.

The project has 5 legbar chickens this allows individuals to gain experience of animal welfare, including the feeding, general wellbeing and seasonality of egg laying.

Photography

Sessions in photography are available in the beautiful surroundings of the project. After taking wonderful pictures of the countryside individuals then edit their photographs developing new or existing computer skills.

 

Arts and Craft

Using the impressive views and natural surroundings as inspiration, individuals experiment with different drawing techniques to create a range of seasonal images.

We utilise a variety of arts and crafts to make seasonal decorations using locally sourced materials produced in such a way as to enhance the skill sets of individuals at the project.

Woodwork

During the winter months the poly-tunnels accommodate woodwork activities with individuals restoring garden furniture and maintaining the up keep of raised beds and sheds.

Project Manager

Hi my name is Liz Evans-O’Shea, I run the E.C.O service in Talygarn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Worker

My name is Shaun, I have worked with Drive since 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Worker

Hi my name is Paul,  I have worked for Drive since 2005.

 

Address

Drive Horticultural Project
Nant Rhydhalog
Cowbridge Road
Talygarn
Pontyclun
CF72 9JU

Telephone: 01443 237 861
Email: Horti@drive-wales.org.uk