Oak Farm – Day Opportunities
Established in 1990, Oak Farm is a working farm that provides a unique day opportunity for adults with learning disabilities (LD) in Ditton Priors, Shropshire. We provide a working environment to engage workers with the outdoors by participating in meaningful activities based around animal husbandry and horticulture.
We support the workers to develop transferrable skills, relevant to other aspects of their lives. We identify goals together and work towards them whether that be independent living or employment.
Working in small groups encourages workers to take responsibility for not only themselves but others too. Staff are committed to providing a valuable day for everyone who comes to Oak Farm.
Our staff are creative in their approach to activities and encourage everyone to be involved, no matter how small the contribution.
For more information about our Day Opportunities and Availability please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Skill-based, Educational, Fun and Social – it’s all in a “Day’s Work” at the farm
- Growing flowers, fruit and vegetables from seed
- Working with animals – sheep, goats, chickens and donkeys
- Cooking – jams, chutneys and baking
- Help maintain the farm – mowing strimming, weeding
- Harvesting our produce to sell at the farm to customers
- Planting and filling our colourful hanging baskets and pots
- Craft-work – Christmas wreaths and decorations, knitting, sewing and much more
- Walking for Health
- Fitness classes and yoga
- Hosting visits from other local groups, communities and organisations
- Day trips & outings
Oak Farm’s strength is the committed friends and parents, which together they have created the Oak Farm Friends Association (OFFA), who tirelessly give their time to raise funds for the farm, benefiting the workers that access it. They hold coffee mornings, barbecues, other social events and raise money through sponsorship.
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OFFA have been instrumental in injecting much needed funds into the farm over many years and they are keen to see the farm develop. They work to ensure it continues for many more years to come, providing an excellent service and expanding its offerings to other people who will benefit from working outdoors, with animals and in small groups where they can develop important life and social skills.
If you would like to know more about OFFA and how to become a member please email: email@example.com
We work in partnership with the Community Land Trust of Ditton Priors to engage and work together to benefit the local community.
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The farm works alongside the parish Council, with responsibility for the village plants and continues to develop working relationships with organisations and businesses in the village. There are strong connections with Shropshire Federation of Women’s Institutes, Brown Clee Young Farmers and Burwarton & District Agricultural Society, who have all given donations to the farm in time and money to support the ongoing viability of Oak Farm. Oak Farm is very well supported by many local groups who help to raise funds and we are grateful for their continued support.
For further information on availability and prices call 01746 712352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can you find us?
Station Rd, Ditton Priors, Bridgnorth WV16 6SS, UK
“Support plans were person-centred, up to date and reviewed regularly. People were involved in their reviews. One person said, “We’ve got my review coming up soon, we’ll talk about everything.” Plans guided staff to focus on the person’s well-being and what outcomes and goals they wanted to achieve.”
CQC Inspection Walsall 2019
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