Care Farm - rural activities

We offer 2 hour sessions, morning or afternoon, to marginalised adults to participate in activities on the small holding. Clients could be living with learning difficulties, mental health problems, dementia, brain injury or anything preventing independent participation in daily life.

Emma carries out an Occupational Therapy Assessment in order to ensure activities are tailored to individual's needs and interests. 

The role of an Occupational Therapist is to maximise independence and potential. Occupational Therapy is underpinned by evidence of the therapeutic benefits of activity. In the small holding setting we can offer the opportunity of carrying out activities in the outdoors with plants and animals; all of which have enormous benefits to health and wellbeing.  Content, pacing and progression of activities will be individually tailored to clients’ interests and abilities. We intend for groups to remain small so that genuine relationships can build and develop.

Activities include caring for the animals (mucking out, grooming, feeding, walking) and basic horticulture (planting and tending young plants, weeding, watering). All activities are part of ongoing projects on the smallholding and are therefore meaningful and purposeful in the bigger picture of the whole farm.
We encourage clients and carers to bring a packed lunch and stay for the lunch hour after morning sessions or before afternoon ones to chat and eat lunch with us. Clients (and carers if participating) also need to bring wellington boots, waterproofs, gardening gloves and wear clothing suitable for working outside.
Lunch time hot drink included!

We now have use of a converted stable for carrying out indoor activities on extremely bad weather days!

Charges vary depending of level of support required, starting at £10 per hour.
Group visits of clients and staff can be arranged on negotiation, £25 per hour.
Also family visits are welcomed to enable an inclusive activity with a disabled family member.

See our brochure below for more details, or contact us to pop one in the post to you.

Coming soon... we had our first respite guest during the summer of 2015 we are looking to develop this area of the Care Farm further. This summer we can offer over night respite breaks with options to join in the day time rural activities, accommodation would be in a pre-loved mobile home, basic but cosy. Please get in touch to find out more or begin to plan a break.

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Emma Middleton,
14 May 2015, 12:56
Emma Middleton,
14 May 2015, 12:59