Adults with Learning Disabilities Upcycle Filing Cabinets

Residents at Cabrini House in Orpington have completed an upcycling project to turn old filing cabinets into garden planters

When the charity Diagrama, moved into a new office in Kent Space in Chatham, they had a few filing cabinets that were no longer required. The residents of Cabrini house in Orpington, the charity’s home for adults with learning disabilities, love crafting and have upcycled the old office furniture into bright garden planters.






The residents are delighted with their new colourful planters and would love some help to fill them with flowers and plants so they can make a real statement this summer in their garden.






Marina Rubio, Residential Manager, Cabrini House, said, “Our residents loved completing this recycling project, and the finished planters look amazing. If anyone can help us with a donation of compost and plants so that the residents can complete this project, we would be extremely grateful”

If you would like to donate some plants for the Cabrini House planters, please call 01689 891401 or email

About The Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama is a charity which supports vulnerable people through residential care, adoption and fostering across the south east of England.  The foundation has three small care homes for adults with learning disabilities, a 48-bed care home for elderly with nursing and dementia needs, three homes for vulnerable young people and a Supported Living Service.

Many vulnerable people live a joyless existence without hope and without a true identity or understanding of what is possible to achieve in life.

Diagrama know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.

By making the effort to discover the real individual within you can build trust and unlock their hidden potential, igniting a renewed sense of hope and ambition for their life otherwise lost.

Diagrama’s dedicated team provides person-centred, solution-focused services for vulnerable children and adults, because everyone deserves the chance to live their best life possible.