Potsford Care Services encompasses Potsford Farm, and Potsford Community Support.
Potsford Farm is a working farm and horse livery yard, set up to operate as a care farm. It offers numerous benefits to a variety of individuals who will come to work on the farm as co-farmers, each receiving a tailor-made support package relevant to their needs.
What is a care farm? A care farm encompasses the care of animals, land and people. Co-farmers will have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of farming including caring for animals, growing fruit and vegetables, and taking part in conservation work.
People attending the farm can benefit from: Improved mental health and well-being measured by improved mood and increased self-esteem, Improved pyhysical health, Increased independence, Growth in responsibility for self and others, Increased work/educational opportunities, Forging links to improve the social aspects of life and/or community engagement.
Potsford Farm is open to anyone who may benefit from attending. This includes those with mental health problems and/or learning difficulties.
Potsford Care Services also offer support in the community - Potsford Community Support (see website for further details).