Members of the Network believe in the power of connecting with nature and are actively involved or interested in fostering Green Care – activities that in some way deliver ‘nature connection’ for people. We have classified these activities into 6 broad groups.
The Network has taken a very informal approach to its development since the beginning of 2020. As of 20th October 2021, we have an agreed Constitution and Policies as an ‘Unincorporated Association’ which means we have retained a very simple structure in line with the wishes of those involved in establishing the Network.
We have a supporting Structure which is made up of a Network Support Team – volunteers leading on various aspects of the Network’s activities – and a Network Advisory Group, which comes together regularly to monitor progress and guide the Network’s development.
Though centred on Norfolk, we also include projects and activities in adjoining areas, such as Waveney and other parts of Suffolk, and the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
What we are doing
We have held a series of online ‘Networkshops’ on various topics of relevance to Green Care (you can view recordings of these) and are looking forward to holding a blend of online meetings and face to face events at various green care projects. Special Interest Groups develop from some of these events, where people wish to continue to discuss and develop ideas.
The Network is also playing an important role in promoting Green Care, by acting as a ‘broker’ in partnership projects, securing funding and other support to help grow and develop existing and new green care provision.
This website and blog aims to provide up to date information and resources to support green care in our area. Apart from pages with information and links to a range of different types of green care projects, and what the Network is doing, we have sections with a digest of support resources and published research. And our page with the latest news and posts provides regular articles of interest.
Why not join us?
Membership is free, and easy. Take a look here.
You can also join our Facebook Group by clicking here.
Get in touch by visiting our contact page.
We have good working relationships with other bodies that support voluntary and community activities and green care including: