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Depden Care Farm

Learning Disabilities Framework Provider

Framework provider of day, evening and weekend activities for people with learning disabilities and autism

Coronavirus Support

We are open again following Coronvirus lockdown.  We have a comprehensive risk management process in place.  Most of our activities take place outdoors with lots of hand washing and strict social distancing in force. Masks are used when social distancing is not possible when inside.  Full details are available on referral. 

General Details

Depden Care Farm is run by the Millennium Farm Trust (MFT)

Attendees, our Farm Helpers,  have the opportunity to learn skills in animal husbandry, horticulture and agriculture with as much or as little support as they need. The work builds confidence and develops social and practical skills. The outdoor physical activity improves both mental and physical fitness. We help people be the best they can be and where appropriate help people move from farm helper, to volunteer and from volunteer into employment.

We offer placements for:

  • People with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • People with mental health problems
  • People with acquired brain injury

A registered charity, established in 1996

Who to contact

Tim Freathy
01284 851013
07816 828016
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Rookery Farm
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 4BU

Where to go

Rookery Farm
Bury St. Edmunds
IP29 4BU
Area served
West Suffolk
Parking available
Parking details
We have ample parking in our car park.
Restrictions to access
We are largely wheelchair accessible, but inevitably, particularly at certain times of year, some parts of the farm are not fully accessible.

Rookery Farm is a 6 acre smallholding on a south facing gentle slope.  We grow a range of crops in our market gardens and polytunnel which we sell at our road side stall.  We also keep sheep, pigs and poultry for meat and eggs.  The goats, donkeys, horses and Arthur the dog are kept for fun.  And they are lot of fun. 

Days & Times

Depden Care Farm is open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Potential referrals should call or email to enquire about availability. If places are available then potential farm helpers are invited (with their support worker) for a visit.  If they like what they see we offer a free trial day following which they will be invited to join us. 

Age Groups
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
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