Free Care Farming Visits
We can offer free visits to care farming clients at our HQ in SE Cornwall.
Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices. Care farming sits amongst other nature-based therapies that are collectively called ‘green care’. Green care means structured nature programmes for people with a defined need to benefit health, social care or education outcomes. People attend care farms for different reasons. It can be for health and social care, mental health and wellbeing, rehabilitation, or a specialist education programme.
Talons is based on a farm, near Looe in Cornwall. Working alongside the farmer, we have been successful in applying for a grant to fund free farm visits for care farming clients. The funding is from The Rural Payments Agency as part of their Educational Access scheme.
The farm keeps a flock of mixed breed sheep together with alpacas, heavy horses and poultry, alongside the less traditional inmates of the Talons’ bird and animal sanctuary. The focus of the free visits for care farming clients will be very much based around learning to care for the animals, combined with fun, nature based, activities to stimulate and inspire confidence. We have several very ‘people friendly’ animals who love nothing more than being the centre of attention, and are always immensely popular with all our visitors.
We welcome clients with all learning disabilities, and some physical limitations – we are in the process of applying for funding to enable us to install the adaptations to become completely wheelchair accessible.
Free care farm visit information
- We actively welcome clients with learning disabilities, and will do everything we can to accommodate any client with a physical impairment. There are no age restrictions.
- The farm is near Looe (SE Cornwall), and is open from May to October for the free care farm visits.
- The visits are fully funded but the client/s are responsible for the cost of transport.
- Due to a very narrow access lane, a minibus is the largest passenger vehicle we can accommodate.
- There is a maximum of 15 clients per visit.
- Clients must bring their own food and drink.
- Sensible outdoor clothing, with sturdy shoes must be worn.
- We are fully insured and DBS checked.
- We have prepared a risk assessment which is available on request.
- We would advise that the organising care/supervisor visit us beforehand to confirm arrangements, and undertake their own risk assessment.
Please contact us for any enquiries, or to make a booking.
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