The Homegrown Care Farm setting opened in Spratton in Spring 2019 and offer flexible programmes with a wide range of positive experiences to meet individual needs. They aim to allow vulnerable people the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experiences in animal care, horticulture, healthy living, independence and more.
Animals are used to help service users prepare for employment. Tasks vary from day to day and season to season but over the course of time they will experience a wide range of activities including collecting eggs and raising chicks into chickens, helping to clean, look after and groom a variety of animals, experience shearing sheep, horticulture, woodwork and other seasonal agricultural opportunities.
They aim to provide effective solutions to health and social problems. They work to re-engage students with learning, especially when they are at risk of exclusion, or have low or non-attendance from schools. They support those with poor mental health and enhance their well-being when they are isolated or have long term illness.
They offer a mobile educational and therapy farm visiting schools and colleges throughout the East Midlands and East Anglia.
>Mobile Therapy Farm Experience - SEN
The Homegrown Care Farm can provide an animal therapy experience for children and young adults by bringing a variety of friendly farm animals to you. They can cater for various sized groups by arrangement in almost any environment including schools, disability centres and care homes. Each individual will have the opportunity to stroke or cuddle, groom and feed the animals.
These sessions are only available as half or full days.
Open Farm/Farm Visits
By prior arrangement
Anyone wishing to volunteer either with gardening and conservation of the site or helping with the animals please e-mail <a href="mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
They cater for pupils whose Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifies severe and profound learning difficulties including autism