Parklea ‘Branching Out’ (PBO) is a voluntary organisation, a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in Scotland as a Charity – Number 027216.
Parklea Branching Out was established in 1997 to help to develop local individuals with support needs to fulfil their potential. Parklea use horticulture as a vehicle to provide a variety of different training, work experience, supported employment, recreational and social facilities for a variety of clients including adults and children with learning and/or physical disabilities, those with mental health problems, school leavers, young and long term unemployed, elderly groups and community groups. Parklea also provide training to SVQ level in horticulture and employability programmes.
In recognising the therapeutic value of a horticultural environment, Parklea have adopted a holistic client-centred approach towards education, training and employment, with the aim of achieving optimum independence, dignity and fulfilment, while respecting the individuality and rights of each person.