The Elder Stubbs Recovery Group has re-opened. We are employing strict safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the mandatory use of face masks, a one-way system, and social distancing where possible.
We understand that not all of our Members will feel ready to return to their Recovery Group.
Recovery Coordinators and Workers have been working hard to prepare sites prior to re-opening, ensuring safety measures are in place. Measurements include wearing face masks, sanitizing more frequently, social distancing, one-way systems where possible, and split groupings to ensure safe group numbers. You will have sent you detailed information about the measurements in place at your particular Group.
For Members unable to return, our Remote Support will be available. Please speak with your Recovery Coordinator to learn more.
We are based at Elder Stubbs Allotments in Cowley, East Oxford. We offer opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, cooking, marketing, woodwork and other crafts. Together the group decides what activities they will do.
Our members have been cultivating approximately two acres of mature allotment land since 1997. We have seasonal flower and vegetable beds, orchards, woodland and sensory and wildlife gardens. All the produce is sold in our allotment shop and to local caterers and businesses. As well as our garden produce, we sell jams, juices, craft and woodwork items, and recycled tools.
Elder Stubbs is open between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Lunch is provided. From 3pm to 4.30pm there is an optional peer support and social group. Members usually attend one or two days a week.