Living Potential Care Farm has stayed open for dependants of key workers during the last few months. We are now planning a gradual re-opening. Letters have been sent to all parents/carers and advocates outlining our proposals to keep everyone safe and detailed plans have been submitted to our two local authorities. We are lucky to have such an enormous amount of room - two kitchens, several toilets, four indoor classrooms, semi-covered spaces and loads of outdoor farm and woodland.

As well as lots of exciting projects such as the alpaca walks coming soon, we have been busy making more of the farm fully accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, taking advice from occupational therapists based at St. John's University. We are also looking forward to continuing our new partnership with Over the Rainbow dementia care.  As well as enjoying day activities with the fantastic staff at Over the Rainbow their members will be able to access the farm, enjoying the animals and horticulture. We plan to build some new raised beds for members who find it difficult to leave the courtyard area.

We will be able to accept new referrals in the coming weeks so please do get in touch if you, or someone you know would benefit from a nature-based supportive environment. 

Have a look at www.jp-livingpotential.co.uk for the story of how Living Potential Care Farming helped one young man find direction and purpose in his life. There is also an article in The Yorkshire Post. It covers the website he has made to sell Living Potential merchandise, detailing how it has given him work to do during the coronavirus quarantine and have a paid income which, he has argued in the council chambers, is the right of people with or without disabilities. We are very proud of Joseph and this new venture, showing the drive and ambition of the people we value. 

If you would like to support Living Potential, please go to the support page and donate via justgiving. All the projects and adjustments to allow us to keep running through Covid-19 are expensive so any help is very much appreciated. 

 

Please do get in touch by phone or email. Our landline is 01937 580976 and the mobile is 07941 796370. Email tanya@livingpotentialcarefarming.org.uk or info@livingpotentialcarefarming.org.uk. 

Thanks very much

Tanya and Team LP

Thanks to Big Change the new greenhouse is up and ready for propagating new plants in the Spring. We will be able to grow on in the new raised beds using the compost that we have produced ourselves. 

New Landline Number - 01937 580798

We have a Covid Secure Business risk assessment that is published in the meeting rooms at the farm. There is also a care farm specific risk assessment as well as individual risks assessments. If you would like to receive an electronic version of our covid secure business or the specific care farm one please get in touch and we will send a copy, it is too large to publish on here. 

Living Potential is part of the CAREFARMING UK network and is moving towards full accreditation of the code of practice. Link to www.carefarminguk.org

City and Guilds qualifications coming soon through Seeds of Change

Research shows nature based interventions have hugely beneficial results

(BRAGG, R., ATKINS, G. 2016. A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 204)

Tel: 07941 796370

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