Training and support for care farmers wanting to develop a Country Man's Club for men with conditions such as Dementia and Parkinsons


Social farms & Gardens is happy to share a  programme of training designed and delivered by one of it's Code of Practice care farms, Future Roots.

Future Roots provides an innovative health and social care service that uses farming to support the wellbeing of men with conditions such as Dementia and Parkinsons and has been awarded £370,000 to provide a working farm environment to many more participants. The organisation which is based on a working farm in Dorset aims to recruit and train ten other care farms, using a proven model of enablement and engagement. They already offer the opportunity for 40/50 men to socialise and pursue outdoor interests and retain skills in a suported club environment.

The expansion of Countrymen Clubs across Great Britain on existing care farms will enable likeminded peers to benefit from working together and access the outdoors as an alternative to the more traditional day care service. The aim of Future Roots has always been to offer person centred opportunities to enable people to engage in activities that will enhance wellbeing by stimulating the mind and body - the National Lottery funding will enable them to expand this unique concept to other parts of the country.

Future Roots would like to hear from farms who want to set up a Countrymen’s club especially those who already have experience of delivering services to the community, who are a member of Care Farming UK and working towards the care farming Code of Practice

For more information about the Countrymen’s club please visit and if you are interested in applying for a place to be part of this programme please contact