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Young people often benefit from the care farming environment, learning new skills such as taking on responsibility for animal welfare.

Care farms enable people with learning difficulties to experience the natural world in a new way.

Learning about food and where it comes from is one of the many educational benefits of care farms.

The care of horses is a feature of a number of UK care farms. Some have horses as part of their work, while others are specifically equine therapy centres.

Less able-bodied people can learn new skills and develop new interests in the care farming environment.

What is Care Farming?

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices.

Care farms:

  • Provide health, social or educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups 
  • Provide a supervised, structured programme of farming-related activities

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Care Farm of the Week

Lambourne End Centre in Essex, provides care farming and outdoor learning for people of all ages 

Website: www.lambourne-end.org.uk

Email: rob.gayler@lambourne-end.org.uk