A FARMING CARE PROJECT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Welcome to our Social & Care farming Project.
Working in a secure non-institutional farming environment we give young people the opportunity to become fully engaged in meaningful activities - leading to increased confidence & knowledge.
Learning a great deal about farming life, food and countryside skills, which in turn helps promote social interaction, physical and mental health well-being, as well as having therapeutic value, and offering educational opportunities.
OUR WORKING FARM
At Foxglove farm we are dedicated to the nurturing of both Humans and our Farm animals. We do everything we can to promote the wellbeing of our farmstock, along with the mental health and wellbeing of those trusted to our care.
Foxglove is a mixed farm of Devon x Angus cattle, Clun Forest Sheep x Mule Sheep, pigs and free-range chickens. There are also arable crops of barley, wheat, sugar beet and turnips, which are used as winter food.
Simon and Kathe were foster carers for West Berks Local Authority until 2013, when Kathe returned to her nursing career, which has involved working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and adults. It was this work that prompted Kathe, with the support of Simon, to be in a position to launch this Care Farming Project.
Social Care in Farming. How can you help?
Volunteering. We are always looking for volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and skills who would enjoy playing a key roll in helping us to successfully launch Foxglove Care Farm for the local community.
Do you know someone who could benefit?
We offer taster sessions, and normally get referrals from a GP, Social Prescribing link worker. Community navigator scheme, Mental health teams plusmany more organisations. You can also self refer and self fund.
We have a wide variety of Chickens, Sheep, Lambs and Pigs. Depending on the time of year.
Get in touch
Please feel free to contact us using the form below. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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