WF2016 Charity: Gombards
At Gombards, one of this year’s supported charities, their mission is to ensure that individuals with learning disabilities, mental or physical support needs have the opportunity to live their lives to the full.
Founded in 1973 with just one service in West Sussex, they now support around 2,000 people, work in over 300 locations – including Welwyn – across England and Wales and employ over 3,500 staff.
As well as providing support, they run campaigns to raise awareness and to lobby for change on key issues, run fundraising appeals and events, and provide guidance and information via their website, as well as through various publications.
Gombards care home is located in Welwyn village and provides accommodation and support to adults with complex learning disabilities.
They are currently fundraising to complete a sensory garden, which will stimulate all of the senses through the different seasons, encourage local wildlife and provide a peaceful natural environment for people to enjoy.