NEW homes for birds and hedgehogs have been donated to a popular nature spot.
Clients from Rotherham Borough Council’s Addison Day Centre, which supports adults with learning disabilities, made bird boxes and a hedgehog house which were donated to the RSPB’s Old Moor nature reserve in Manvers during an information day.
Taking part were members of AD-PRO, Maltby, which is part of Rotherham’s Adult Learning Disability Service and supports adults with learning disabilities to find paid employment.
Cllr David Roche, Rotherham Council’s advisory cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “As well as helping wildlife in the local area, this experience will have contributed towards the employment skills and experience of those who took part, as well as increasing their independence, confidence and social skills.”
AD-PRO employment co-ordinator Lisa Curran, who organised the event, said: “It was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves. The RSPB were thrilled with the donations which will be used around the wetlands.”