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Greave House Farm Trust

Summary
Our Care Farm is in a beautiful location where everyone can enjoy gardening, animal care and being in nature. Supportive and friendly workers will help you enjoy working and gaining a sense of pride in what you do. We also have lots of fun together.


Description

Greave House Farm Trust is a Care Farm in Stocksbridge supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism.  The Trust provides a supportive environment for clients who would like to take part in outdoor activities such as gardening,  growing and harvesting food and looking after a small number of animals.

The Trust can also support people to take part in cooking, baking, making jam and other life skills, as well as a variety of craft activities. There is also an opportunity to help sell the farm produce and craft items on stalls at various events. You will also be able to join in other social events such as camping, parties and fundraising. The service is very flexible and open to new ideas so if there is something particular you are interested in, let us know.

Qualifications & Quality Standards

Staff are DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB) and have many years experience in teaching life skills and promoting independent living.

Company limited by guarantee no 6913565.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Barbara Bristow
Contact Position
Development Manager
Telephone
07724 505911
E-mail
greavehouse@yahoo.co.uk
Website
Greave House Farm Trust

Where to go

Name
Greave House Farm Trust
Address
New Hall Lane
Stocksbridge
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Postcode
S36 4GH
Notes

We can email directions on request or use Google maps rather than a Satnav which will take you to another farm further along the road

The smallholding consists mainly of fields, market garden, polytunnel and porta cabin.  It can be very wet and muddy or very warm in the polytunnel.

Farm Hands need to wear suitable work clothes and we can pay for safety boots.

We can support anyone 18 years or older


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
We are open on Wednesdays for supported activties and Thursdays for general volunteering
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning
Days
Wednesday, Thursday
Session Information
Sessions run from 10am to 4pm or you can come just for the morning or afternoon

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
No
Wheelchair access details
some areas of the farm are not suitable for wheelchairs although we are currently developing our fully accessible therapeutic garden.
Cater for special dietary requirements
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
Lactose intolerant
Nut allergy
Diabetic
Rastafarian
Gluten free
Kosher
Lacto-vegetarian
Vegan
Halal
Vegetarian
Additional dietary information
Day workers usually bring their own packed lunch. If we plan to do cooking or baking as an activity then we will be aware of any dietary needs and plan ahead for this.
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities experience
Down's Syndrome
ADD/ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes
Culture/ethnicities accommodated
All

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45 Per day
Per day
Details
Farm Hands need to bring their own packed lunch unless a cooked lunch or picnic has been planned as part of the activities.
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

People can self refer or be supported by parents, social workers, PAs etc.  We will invite you along for a visit and look round and then a free taster session to give you an idea of jobs and activities you would be doing.

Age Range
18 years 0 months to 0 years
Facilities
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Days out/visits
  • Catering facilities
  • Pets
  • Meeting Rooms
Notes

We take into consideration your needs and interests and will try to tailor some activities but essentially we are a Care Farm so much of the work will involve being outside in all weather conditions, looking after our small collection of animals and growing food to sell. We do have an indoor space if the weather is really bad and can do activities such as bird box making, furniture restoration, baking, jam making, candle making etc

Miscellaneous

Local Publications
Short leaflet available

Local Offer

Description

We support anyone aged 18 and over with special educational needs and disabililties to take part in activties on the care farm.

Contact Name
Barbara Bristow
Contact Telephone
07724505911
Contact Email
greavehouse@yahoo.co.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

Dedicated support workers work alongside our Farm Hands to take part in a variety of jobs and activities on the care farm such as gardening, animal care, fruit picking, jam making, related crafts. Alternatively, clients are welcome to take part with their own PA at a reduced daily fee.

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Yes
Waiting list details 

Currently no waiting list as we now have vacancies due to increased staffing levels.

Staffing arrangements 
Staffing levels varied according to need
Staffing arrangements details 

Two support workers currently providing 3:1 support

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

Staff experienced in working with young adults with SEND and also experienced gardeners.  Future plan is to gain a qualification in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Directly with parents/carers
Learning events

Last Updated
20/02/2020
Keywords
Gardening, Animal Care, Growing Food, Outdoor Activities, Learning Disabilities
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