Appleseed Sessions

Become part of our Appleseed Social Enterprise

Free 6 week placements, 2 days per week at the People’s Community Garden in Ipswich


As part of the Opportunity Suffolk project, Appleseed Social Enterprise is running outdoor-based, friendly group sessions promoting good physical and mental health, social inclusion, recovery, personal empowerment, skills development, and routes to employment, training or job-searching.

Participants sign up for 6 weeks, attending two days per week (Mondays and Fridays) working as part of a group taking part in a range of gardening, horticulture, nature and conservation projects based at ActivLives People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE.

Absolutely no prior experience is needed; the emphasis is to gain selfconfidence to move towards employment, training, education or jobsearching.


Sessions are for adults aged over 24 living in Suffolk who are of working age and have been unemployed or economically inactive for two years. Referrals from minority groups, over 50’s, ex-offenders and people with mental health issues are positively encouraged.



9.30am – 4.30pm every Monday and Friday for six weeks. We are looking for new starters to join us.


There’s no cost to attend. Opportunity Suffolk is a multi-year project running until September 2019 funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund.

We can also reimburse the cost of an Ipswich one-day bus ticket if anyone needs to catch a local bus to come along.


Safety boots or sturdy, waterproof footwear (we can lend if you don’t own), raincoat and clothes you don’t mind getting grubby, and a packed lunch. We provide: A warm welcome, teas and coffees, lots of activities to take part in and a step forwards!


Referrals: Visit to make a referral.

Contact us: Call Steve on 07880 746413 or email if you have any enquiries.

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ActivLives is a local charity, which relies on grants, trusts, donations, fundraising activities, sponsorship & commissions to enable us to provide & develop our services across Ipswich & Suffolk.