Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW), the first in the Channel Islands, was founded by the Guernsey Society for the Mentally Handicapped (now Guernsey Mencap LBG) and officially opened by the then Bailiff Sir Charles Frossard on the 14th July 1984. GROW is owned by a company (GROW Limited) that is registered as a Guernsey charity – CH 147, the shares in which are in turn wholly owned by Guernsey Mencap LBG. Our function is to provide training and a sheltered work environment in horticulture for people with learning disabilities. 'We aim to support adults with learning disabilities and difficulties develop self-confidence and life skills; enabling them to be included and valued within a workplace and the wider community by providing occupational training and mentoring in a safe and stimulating environment.'

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