What is care farming?

 

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices

Care farms: 

  • 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

For some useful new resources that we have developed to explain more about care farming - please see links below:

What is care farming? - A short film here:

What is care farming?  - A narrated presentation here:

Care farming - A downloadable leaflet is available here

Care farming case studies - ten new case studies are available here

For an overview of care farming see here

 

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Training and Supporting resources

New training opportunities and care farming resources

Regional engagement

About the regional engagement work of Growing Care Farming

Quality Assurance

Quality service provision with the Care farming Code of Practice