How it all Works
Please contact us to discuss the referral and arrange a visit. We encourage potential students to come out so we can meet each other and show you around the farm. We’ll talk to you about our service and give you a better idea of what we offer. We have a referral form to be completed if you decide you want to be a part of the project. We are fully insured and have the documentation needed to meet local authority requirements.
During the first few sessions students will spend time getting to know the farm layout and routines, staff and other students who come to the project. Students will be able to sample all aspects of the project and will have an induction process which includes safety, hygiene and the correct use of equipment and tools.
If the student is happy and enjoying the project and the placement is felt to be beneficial then an on-going service will be offered designed to meet the needs of the student. They may prefer to focus and work on a particular aspect such as animal care and these personal preferences will be valued, however the rhythms of nature and the daily and seasonal tasks which are part of the farm will provide the basis of each day.
Our aim is to have good communication and contact with the families/carers and professionals involved in our student’s lives. We are able to contribute to ongoing planning for each student, and provide written reports.
Clients will work alongside the staff and each other but will be encouraged to take on responsibilities and be part of the development of the project as it unfolds and grows. Work on the project will emphasise personal achievements, and could be focused on vocational qualifications giving students the opportunity to have a real sense of worth whilst engaging with the physical world of nature.