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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.

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.

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What is the role of Care Farming UK?

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Code of Practice

The Care Farming UK Code of Practice provides quality assurance for clients, commissioners and families alike.

Care Farming UK is encouraging all care farmers to adopt the care farming Code of Practice

 

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Care Farm of the Week

Farm Ability provides training, therapy and work experience for people with learning disabilities on a working farm in Oxfordshire 

Email: sarah@farm-ability.org.uk