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”

- care farm service user

Where can I find a care farm?

We provide contact details for Social Farms & Gardens member organisations that deliver care farming services. 

Who benefits from care farming?

Care farming is a good thing in lots of different ways. Find out how it helps service users, health and social care providers, farmers and wider society. 

Why does care farming work?

Care farming is a powerful mix of nature, community and meaningful farming activity. Understand why care farming changes people's lives.

What is care farming?

If you're new to care farming, you might be wondering what the term means. Find out exactly what care farming is and what care farms do.