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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:

  • Utilise the whole or part of a farm
  • Provide health, social or educational care services for one or a range of vulnerable groups of people
  • Provide a supervised, structured programme of farming-related activities

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Care Farm Showcase

Rixham Farm
Cadbury, Exeter
Devon EX5 5LA
 
email: l.e.knight.fam@gmail.com
tel: 01884 855837
 
Traditional farm offering daycare to adults with learning difficulties.