Find out what's been happening at Living Potential over the last few months in our winter newsletter. And ever wondered what a day on the farm looks like? One of our members takes us through a typical day on the farm.
We're open again!
Living Potential Care Farm has now welcomed back most of our members. 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 which makes most of our activities in the fresh air. The members have had great big smiles (as have we), being able to reconnect with friends and peers and the animals. We continue to be vigilant and will follow all government and medical advice.
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.
Living Potential merchandise
It's been a big month for Living Potential. Our very own JP has launched a clothing range in support of the farm! Have a look at www.jp-livingpotential.co.uk for the story of how Living Potential Care Farming helped him find direction and purpose in his life during lockdown.
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.
There has also been an article in The Yorkshire Post about our very own Tanya and her work at Living Potential.
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.
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 via email.
A new greenhouse
Thanks to Big Change our new greenhouse is up and ready for propagating new plants in the Spring. We will be able to grow in the new raised beds using the compost that we have produced ourselves. We can't wait!
A new phone number
We have a new landline number! You can reach us on 01937 580798, please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you asap.