Put simply, care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices.
People regularly attend care farms as part of a health, social care, rehabilitation or specialist education programme.
Care farms are found across the UK and can look very different from each other, but they all provide a supervised, structured programme of activities. This might include care of livestock, growing crops and vegetables, horticulture or land management.
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