On the Farm
Meadows Farm & Animal Sanctuary was created by our charity founder, and her family. It is based on the idea of Social Farming - Social Farming (‘SF’) is the practice of offering family farms and smallholdings as a form of social service. The farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farm’s activities. It also reconnects farmers with their local communities.
A Social farm can deliver health, social or specialist educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups of people; provide a programme of farming-related activities for individuals with a defined need; provide supervised, structured, bespoke care services on a regular basis for service users; are commissioned to provide services by a range of referral agencies; deliver services for adults, young people and children.
The services we provide on our farm are aimed at supporting our five core projects.
These services are currently pond development, growing vegetables and herbs, creating natural habitats, a recycling initiative, and our amazing animal sanctuary established in 2009. We also have a ground breaking Employability and Life Skills Certificate Programme.
Our Farm provides sanctuary for rescued animals, natural habitats for wildlife, and our environment projects. It’s also a wonderful safe environment, and an amazing support
for you to get more involved with nature and develop your physical and mental fitness.
A study by the University of Derby with a recent analysis of a large-scale nature challenge scientifically shows how important feeling part of nature is to our physical and mental health.
If you wish to refer someone, or do a self-referral for any of our services please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about our Farm projects or activities get in-touch!
Our groundbreaking 'Employability and Life Skills' Certificate Programme is available on request.