Kevin has learning difficulties but has found that he enjoys working in the open air in all weathers. Kevin was very quiet and withdrawn when he first came to Earth, but with encouragement from staff and fellow Service Users, he has developed his social skills and self-confidence.

KevinKevin was asked what his favourite activities were at Earth ……

"I love using the lawnmowers in the Summer, preparing the seedlings and potting on, planting vegetables in the allotments and I particularly like using the long hose pipe to water them as it is satisfying and fun to do. I love to sit in the hut at break time and chat to everyone."

Kevin was asked how he felt about Earth ……

"I have been coming to Earth regularly for several years and have learnt a lot about gardening and working as a team. The staff are very supportive and I consider them and other Service Users as good friends."