Sapphire Housing (Conway House) organised a summer barbecue in May to celebrate the work of volunteers at the hostel including Master Gardeners.
Co-ordinator Liza attended and met staff and residents in the sunny gardens at the back of the building.
Master Gardener Helene has worked with hostel residents to create a productive garden with a mix of vegetables, strawberries, herbs and flowers. The celebration barbecue saw hostel residents, local people, stakeholders and staff enjoy each other’s company – and the beautiful garden.
The food included potatoes and salad grown by the residents.
Conway House is a modern 60 bed hostel providing en-suite accommodation for males with a range of support needs. The Conway House development also includes a Training Resource Centre which includes courses on IT and basic literacy skills as well as a range of activities including art classes, yoga, acupuncture and cooking. Referrals to Conway House are accepted from designated agencies in the Camden Hostels Pathway.