FarmAbility

FarmAbility is an organic farm based in Wytham, 5 miles from Oxford, has a chicken farm that we get our eggs from. Not only are they free range and delicious but the project also works with people with mental ill health.

Their Story

At FarmAbility we believe that adults with autism and learning disabilities should have access to meaningful activities that improve their well-being and increase their independence, enabling them to participate actively in their communities.

FarmAbility is an outdoor, farm-based programme of purposeful and varied activities in animal husbandry, horticulture and seasonal tasks for co-farmers (adults with autism and learning disabilities), and based on a working livestock farm in Wytham. Supported by enthusiastic, experienced staff and volunteers, co-farmers gain a real sense of purpose and achievement, while building the practical and vocational skills they need to move forward in their lives.

Co-farmers attend FarmAbility between 1-3 days each week, throughout the year for 6 hour day sessions. Many co-farmers work towards ASDAN learning units, and we also run a Supported Internship scheme (with a City & Guilds qualification) for co-farmers hoping to move on to employment. We are currently running an outreach project taking FarmAbility to other farms in Oxfordshire.

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