In conjunction with the restoration aims of Poltimore House Trust and the Friends of Poltimore House, there is also a desire to share the restorative feeling of the grounds with those who need extra support in their lives. Over the last few years we have worked closely with EDP with The Ripple Effect project. From 2018 – 2020 we had Thrive and Grow working on site on Mondays. This project worked with vulnerable adults, teaching them how to grow vegetables and fruit and then how to process them to cook simple meals. This project was the driving force behind developing the new Cwtch area – a place to gather around the firepit or in the hut and feel the restorative calm of a hug from nature. Members of the Trust and Friends are currently working on expanding the scope of these projects to extend the benefit as widely as possible.