Anyone with a defined need can benefit from time on a care farm. This could be a clinical diagnosis, a social care need or an educational need.
Care farms most frequently provide services for people with mental ill-health or dementia, adults and children with learning disabilities or with ASD, those with a drug or alcohol addiction history, children excluded from school or on Alternative Provision and ex-service personnel with PTSD.
“I like looking at the animals, and the surroundings… meeting and talking with people helps me with getting back into work, to gear myself up again. Feeling stronger and physically fitter because of it - especially after my breakdown”