Care Farm Services

Care farm offering daytime activities, work experience and qualifications in a supportive environment.

Day Service

Our Day Service provides an opportunity for people to attend the farm and take part in the various activities available. We run a day session once per week from 10am - 3pm where individuals can get involved with animal care, gardening, farm maintenance or woodland based activities. 

Some of our ongoing projects include:

  • Feeding and watering the animals

  • Mucking out paddocks and enclosures

  • Hatching eggs

  • Health checking animals

  • Building new animal accommodation

  • Assisting with administering routine husbandry treatments

  • Maintaining the raised beds and greenhouse

  • Harvesting vegetables and cooking lunch on an open fire

  • Planting trees 

  • Building dry stone walls

  • Repairing accommodation

  • Designing and making bird tables

We are an AQA accredited centre so we can offer the Unit Award Scheme which is certificated to measure achievements. We can also deliver BTEC, C&G and other awarding body content up to Level 3 in collaboration with registered centres. 

We welcome you to arrange a taster session to see what we offer and come and meet the team and the animals. Our day service is currently available to adults who think they will benefit from being on the farm one day per week from March 2020. We are currently not fully wheelchair accessible but we're working on this. 

1:1 Sessions

If you or someone you work with is more likely to engage with our activities on a 1:1 basis then we are able to facilitate this. You can attend on your own, with a parent, carer or support worker and we set the programme based on your needs and outcomes. All of the above activities are available on a 1:1 basis and we can tailor the programme to meet AQA or BTEC qualifications too. 

We offer 1:1 sessions for adults and young people aged 12+ with a variety of additional needs and outcomes and we offer referral from all agencies as well as self referral. Please contact us directly to discuss your needs and to arrange a taster session at the farm. 

Westfield Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9RB
 

Tel: 07816 495453
 

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