Homegrown Care Farm are a “not for profit” CIC (Community Interest Company) whose aim is to use animal therapy, animal management and farming practices through therapy and education to help children and young adults with a range of disabilities. Homegrownandraised are a family run business and have been running a successful educational mobile farm for several years. They are supporting Homegrown Care Farm in the provision of therapy to special needs schools, centres and disability centres with the use of their friendly animals and knowledgeable staff.
HGCF can offer partnerships with regular weekly, fortnightly, monthly visits or one-off sessions, for all age groups, for therapy and education and they can also provide the education provision for an ASDAN Animal Care Course for young adults 16+. They also visit Care Homes to help those with Dementia and Alzheimers
HGCF use a range of animals from rabbits and hedgehogs to pigs, cows and donkeys to stimulate and communicate with children and young adults whose complex, medical and social disabilities sometimes restrict them from engaging with their peers and society. HGCF re-engage people with learning and enhance their well-being when they are isolated or have long term illness. They also cater for students whose Statement/ Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifies severe and profound learning difficulties including autism. Helping SEN young adults into paid employment is also an important focus of their work.
They are an inclusive business where every student is valued and they work very hard to help the students develop their skills, knowledge and positive attitudes as well as preparing them for their futures’. HGCF recognise that students are all individuals with different strengths and weaknesses and therefore offer flexible programmes with a wide range of positive experiences to meet the needs of the student.
They desperately need help to expand and secure a new home/farm to enable the students to visit on a daily basis to continue the work that they currently do in school. They are seeking fundraising/sponsorship from businesses to help build a new classroom, sensory garden, pathways and vegetable beds for the use of the students.
Ethos : Time, patience and understanding are our main focus for all of our work.
They also hope, with the help of sponsorship, to open the farm occasionally allowing the students to engage with the public and help with their social interaction and development.
In return for sponsorship, they can offer businesses, advertisements on all their literature and vehicles.
They have full £10million comprehensive farm insurance and all our staff have full DBS Enhancements and Photo ID.
If you are interested in any of the above or are looking for a place for a young person within the farm setting, please do not hesitate to contact the farm in the first instance to discuss any requirements you may have :
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