At Fair Deal we encourage the people we support to get out and about doing the things they enjoy. This varies hugely from person to person. There is a group of people who really enjoy gardening and they look after the garden at the David Cargill Centre. We also do a range of activities in the community as well as working with other organisations and partners. The Help yourself Grow experience gives other opportunities to gardening too.
Other people chose to be part of the walking group and participate in a number of planned rambles and walks in areas of interest while taking in the fresh air and benefiting from the exercise.
Some people enjoy participating in the regular outings and trips to the coast while others like a more leisurely stroll around museums, art galleries, parks or garden centres.
You can join Fair Deal staff on a walk which will be about an hour long. Meet us at the starting point as indicated on the poster. If you need help to get there you can contact us and we can discuss and help you organise that if required. We cater for a range of needs and abilities. This is not an endurance test. It is good fun and you get to meet other people who may have similar interests. Remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Some of the walks are indoors if the weather is poor but we try to be outside as much as possible, taking in the fresh air and enjoying nature. We are often lucky enough to spot some beautiful birds, small animals and insects. We also view some stunning paintings and sculptures in the art galleries and museums around Glasgow.
We would love you to join us for any or all of the walks, which usually take place over the weekend.
We work very closely with the Woodlands Officer from Cassiltoun Housing Association. His name is Richard Bolton and he provides an extensive range of activities that local people can participate in. This includes YOU!
All of the events Richard organises are free and are open to the general public from Castlemilk and nearby areas. You can take part in photo walking, an archaeological dig site, see the bats in the park at night , learn about the history of Castlemilk and enjoy the woodlands, wildlife and waterfalls of the beautiful Castlemilk Park which is undergoing some extensive upgrading.
There are a number of events specifically for children during the summer too. If you have young people you know or family members between 5 and 10 years old, they could enjoy the beasties, bugs, butterflies and even do some art in this wonderful local park.