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What does Gul do?

Gul exists to improve the well being of as many individuals as possible, through activities in the outdoors. By giving people access to safe, non-judgmental outdoor space and the support of trained staff, individuals have the opportunity they need to flourish.

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Alternative Education Provider

Gul is referred to by over 70 Schools, Colleges, Councils and other Statutory providers to deliver individual packages of support for young people and adults. Sessions at Gul take place in lots of forms as each person is different but are typically 1:1 or in small groups. This is a sometimes confusing area with lots of contributory factors, if you need advice, about what we can offer either as an individual or as an organization please contact our team HERE.

The Gul referral process is a simple one, request a form our office, complete it and return it, our office will then be in touch to arrange a visit to Gul and a chat with one of its therapists. Gul then programs activities, liaises to discuss funding and set goals to work towards which are regularly reviewed.

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Therapeutic provision

Defined as an intervention designed to improve either the physical, mental or emotional wellbeing of an individual. All therapy activities take place under the supervision of the senior team and are regularly reviewed to ensure set goals are met for those attending.

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Equine Assisted

Using horses and associated tasks to improve mental and physical wellbeing. Gul has 16 incredible ponies it uses for its therapy; you can meet them here. Interested in finding out more? Get in touch.

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Lower Back Pain

Run from its Riverside site by trained physiotherapists. Lower back pain therapy uses the natural movements of bareback riding to treat chronic back pain. If you wish to discuss further get in touch.

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Animal Assisted Therapies

Lots of animals can be used to improve mental and physical wellbeing Gul makes use of Dogs, Chickens, Goats and Guinea pigs at its various centres in addition to horses.

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Gardening

Begun in 2017 at The Bustard and expanded to the charity’s Riverside and Welsh sites Gul has added gardening to its provision. With input from staff and beneficiaries, these gardens will grow to produce food for sale in the community. Growing food teaches us about the natural world and food chains as well as giving immense satisfaction as we eat the delicious produce.

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Outdoor Learning

Gul uses its wild places and natural resources to enable them to run sessions in the outdoors for people of all ages. These sessions can vary from site to site but can involve Bush craft, countryside management, navigation, wildlife identification, outdoor cookery and more.

Other Services

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Volunteering

At Gul we offer volunteering opportunities in all areas of the charity, be it at functions and events in hospitality or in our offices assisting with fundraising and administration but also at our wonderful outdoor centers helping out with our horses, goats, and activities. If you are interested in volunteering at Gul get in touch with us HERE.

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Health and Fitness

Gul Wiltshire runs several fitness activities, from Mindfulness courses at its Riverside and Welsh sites to Pilates and Boot Camps at The Bustard. there is something for everyone, to view and book onto our courses take a look at our calendar or Get in touch.

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Work Experience and Apprenticeships

Working with partners such as Wiltshire College, Pluss and Building Bridges, Gul offers adults and young people the chance to take part in our daily work, gain experience, confidence and make the first steps towards employment. If you wish to discuss further get in touch.

Holiday and After School Activities

Gul has a wide range of activities which are available to book here.

Therapy

Defined as the use of adaptive work and play activities to increase independent function. All therapy activities take place under the supervision of professionals.Working with over 20 schools, colleges, universities and other providers to deliver individual packages of education for young people and adults. To begin this will involve a visit to Gul and a chat with one of its therapists. Gul then programmes activities, liaises to discuss funding and set goals to work towards. Sessions at Gul take place one to one or in small groups.

Community

Since 2003 Gul has been at the centre of a community of people working towards the same aims. Community makes individuals stronger and the charity seeks to pass these values on to all that visit.

Well Being

Anybody regardless of age, gender, or ability can take part in an activity. Here at Gul we believe that being outdoors is good for a person in what ever form that takes.

Holiday Fun

Outside term time the provision at Gul changes and the charity runs several holiday activities ranging in cost from £15-£40 for a full day’s activity. They include, Own a Pony days, Stable Club sessions and pony camps to bush craft, navigation and more.

Equine Assisted

Using horses and associated tasks to improve mental and physical well being Gul has 16 incredible ponies it uses for its therapy, you can meet them here. Interested in finding out more? Get in touch.

The Bustard

No where are is the community at Gul more obvious than at the charity’s residential centre. The Bustard provides accommodation for those in transitional periods in their lives. The people who live there are encouraged to live as a part of the community, taking part in cooking, cleaning gardening and other activities.

Riding

From its after school Stable Club for children and Blue Arrows advanced riding group for more advanced riders to individual and group lessons for all ages, Gul has got your riding needs covered.

Gardening

Begun in 2017 at The Bustard and expanded to the charity’s Riverside and Welsh sites Gul has added gardening to its provision. With input from staff and beneficiaries these gardens will grow to produce food for sale in the community. Growing food teaches us about the natural world and food chains as well as giving immense satisfaction as we eat the delicious produce.

Helping each other

Run from its Riverside site by trained physiotherapists. Lower back pain therapy uses the natural movements of bareback riding to treat chronic back pain. If you wish to discuss further get in touch.

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Gul is lucky to have an incredible group of volunteers who support our sites across the country. They help with all sorts of activities from administration and baking, to pony care and pasture management. If you are interested in helping out too, get in touch.

Health and Fitness

Gul runs several fitness activities, from Mindfulness courses at its Riverside and Welsh sites to Pilates and Boot Camps at The Bustard. there is something for everyone, to view and book onto our courses take a look at our calendar or Get in

Work Experience

Working with partners such as Pluss and Building Bridges Gul offers adults and young people the chance to take part in our daily work, gain experience, confidence and make the first steps towards employment. If you wish to discuss further get in touch..