4th year of the Enable Project – helping vulnerable people in their community.

On Wednesday 8th August young volunteers will be giving up their time to make over the garden of an older resident in the city of York.

The makeover is the 19th Enable project to take place in the 4 years since the scheme was launched. The initiative is a partnership between City of York Council’s specialist housing advice service and SASH, a Youth Homeless Charity that provides accommodation and support to young people. It partners young people from SASH with older people who may be struggling with jobs in and around their homes.

The young people will be making over the garden of Mr Richards, aged 83, of Acomb; and will be trimming, digging, mending, pruning and tidying to transform it into a more manageable space in which Mr Richards will be able to enjoy the summer.

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