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Excell for Training @ Chesterfield Community Care Farm


Excell For Training @ Chesterfield Community Care Farm have been providing care services for over 2 years.

The farm operates as an activity centre for adults with learning or other disabilities, with support provided by personal carers or our qualified support workers.

Attendance at the farm is arranged by contacting us directly, we will arrange an assessment of needs and provide suitable support if needed. Clients can make self-referrals or be referred by social workers, brokers, or other professionals. There is a daily charge payable by the service user or by the local authority. This can be paid from benefits, by using Direct Payments, or from a personal budget.

In keeping with the continual care needs of the livestock on site, the community farm is not artificially restricted to short daytime or weekday operating hours. The operating model of Chesterfield Community Care Farm is more person-centred, providing a service as and when it is preferred by clients.

Benefits from participation include:

  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Increased fitness
  • Independence and new skills
  • Positive attitude and motivation
  • Make new friends and reduce isolation
  • Achieve an accredited qualification
  • Gain work experience on a working farm

We accept referrals from individuals carers, families and care providers.

All clients and service users accessing the day service at Chesterfield Community Care Farm, will have the opportunity to be enrolled onto accredited training courses for free; such as the Level 1 Award in Land Based Studies.

We provide services to adults with learning difficulties and diagnosed special educational needs, these opportunities include sensory interaction with the animals, caring for animals, learning and developing skills, developing confidence, social skills, independence and self sufficiency. We also provide accredited qualifications and training for people who would like to gain accreditation and recognition for their achievements.

These include:

  • Land Based Studies
  • Construction
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Workskills For Effective Learning and Employment
  • Functional Skills

All the staff/tutors/assessors/carers are trained to the highest standards in their field and attend regular updates in their training and any additional roles they may have, for example; safeguarding, first aid, health and safety. The experience of the staff on the farm spans many years. Our staff have experience in caring for the elderly, vulnerable adults and children who have profound and multiple learning difficulties, autism, emotional and behaviour difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, global development delay, downs syndrome and dyscalculia.

We pride ourselves in the diversity of our service and our ability to provide opportunities for all.

Service providers seeking to purchase placements – please contact Steven Boyd by calling 01246 859333 or by using the form below to discuss your clients’ needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Steven Boyd
Contact Position
Managing Director

Where to go

Chesterfield Community Care Farm
Mill Cottage
Pilsley Road
Lower Pilsley
S45 8DL

Based on a 23 acre farm, we offer a range of exciting activities and the chance to train, gain qualifications and work experience in Animal Care, Land Based Studies and Construction


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm (Hours Vary During Winter and Bank Holidays)
Time of day
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Session Information
Three 'Sessions' Are Available - Morning, Afternoon or All Day
Morning - 9am - 12pm
Afternoon - 12pm - 3pm
All Day - 9am - 3pm

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
We have a disabled toilet on site. Although some parts are not wheelchair accessible due to being a working farm
Cater for special dietary requirements
Supports special needs and disabilities
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
From £25.00 Per session
From £40.00 Per day
Referral required
Referral Details

We accept referrals from individuals carers, families and care providers.


  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Pets

Local Offer

Excell For Training @ Chesterfield Community Care Farm
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type

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ADS, Adult Day Service, Day Service, Provision, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Day Activities, S45
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