Care farms use farming related activities to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people, for example those with physical or mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Working on a care farm gives you an opportunity to develop new skills.
These include general skills needed for all types of employment, such as team work, timekeeping and completing tasks, as well as specific skills relevant to farming and horticulture.
Every care farm is different and may offer a range of activities and packages tailored to meet individual needs. Activites can include things like:
- working with animals
- growing produce
- land management
- working in a farm shop
If you receive a Personal Budget you can purchase a care farm place directly or Suffolk County Council can purchase it for you. As an individual you may also be able to fund your own place on a care farm.
Updated December 2016