Gorfenna

Type of Farm: Mixed
Email address: goalgorfenna@gmail.com
Telephone: 01579 384810
Address: Gorfenna, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3LX
Client Groups Worked with: Adults with mental ill-health, People with Autism Spectrum Disorders, People with learning difficulties, People with brain injury
Other Client Groups:

Brain injury

This care farm was opened in 2003 and since then has established itself as a care farm and a day centre for adults with learning difficulties, mental health issues, brain injury or physical disabilities. Alongside our farming activities such as pig and sheep breeding we also have a very well equipped and large wood workshop, craft workshops and cookery room. We want to enable our service users to pursue the normality of life,s the work habit, achieving a task, and be successful on a personal level, pushing their own boundaries of confidence and competence. We want people to enjoy working alongside us, to have a sense of fun and to take away knowledge that is relevant to their own ability. Service users work individually or in small groups. We employ a person centred approach to all our service users and offer a great deal of choice. There is great emphasis on helping people learn how to behave in a social environment, learning to work with others and be part of a group. We put on lots of activities outside of the normal working day, with theatre trips, parties, barbecues and camping on offer.

Code of Practice

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

Social Farms & Gardens is encouraging all care farmers to adopt the care farming Code of Practice.

 

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