Adult Day Service

The farm operates as an activity centre for adults with learning or other disabilities, with support provided by personal carers or our qualified support workers.

Attendance at the a farm is arranged by contacting us directly, we will arrange an assessment of needs and provide suitable support if needed. Clients can make self-referrals or be referred by social workers, brokers, or other professionals. There is a daily charge payable by the service user or by the local authority. This can be paid from benefits, by using Direct Payments, or from a personal budget.

In keeping with the continual care needs of the livestock on site, the community farm is not artificially restricted to short daytime or weekday operating hours. The operating model of Chesterfield Community Care Farm is more person-centred, providing a service as and when it is preferred by clients.

Benefits from participation include:

  • Increased confidence and self esteem
  • Increased fitness
  • Independence and new skills
  • Positive attitude and motivation
  • Make new friends and reduce isolation
  • Achieve an accredited qualification
  • Gain work experience on a working farm

We accept referrals from individuals carers, families and care providers.

All clients and service users accessing the day service at Chesterfield Community Care Farm, will have the opportunity to be enrolled onto accredited training courses for free; such as the Level 1 Award in Land Based Studies.

We provide services to adults with learning difficulties and diagnosed special educational needs, these opportunities include sensory interaction with the animals, caring for animals, learning and developing skills, developing confidence, social skills, independence and self sufficiency. We also provide accredited qualifications and training for people who would like to gain accreditation and recognition for their achievements.

These include:

  • Land Based Studies
  • Construction
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Workskills For Effective Learning and Employment
  • Functional Skills

All the staff/tutors/assessors/carers are trained to the highest standards in their field and attend regular updates in their training and any additional roles they may have, for example; safeguarding, first aid, health and safety. The experience of the staff on the farm spans many years. Our staff have experience in caring for the elderly, vulnerable adults and children who have profound and multiple learning difficulties, autism, emotional and behaviour difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, global development delay, downs syndrome and dyscalculia.

We pride ourselves in the diversity of our service and our ability to provide opportunities for all.

Service providers seeking to purchase placements – please contact Steven Boyd by calling 01246 859333 or by using the form below to discuss your clients’ needs.

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We offer a free taster session for all potential services users, please contact us to arrange this.

Standard Support Including Lunch

This service offers service users a full day or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with standard support.

The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. Lunch is cooked and provided by the farm, along with refreshments.

The service users will be individually assessed as part of their induction to the farm and from that point, the service users will be placed into a small group. They will then work as part of a team supervised by a farm mentor/tutor to help run the farm. Activities include; Animal Care, Land Based Studies, Horticulture and Construction. Such as; Feeding and cleaning the animals, assisting with carrying out daily health checks on the animals, the general maintenance of the farm for example; hedge laying, stock fencing, building animal enclosures and recycling.

The animals that the service users have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic animals and reptiles; from giant African land snails to a python snake.

 

  • Full day at the farm with standard support, with lunch and refreshments provided: £40.00.
  • Half a day at the farm where the start time is 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. with standard support, with lunch and refreshments: £25.00.
Standard Support Excluding Lunch

This service offers service users a full day or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with standard support.

The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm.

The service users will be individually assessed as part of their induction to the farm and from that point, the service users will be placed into a small group. They will then work as part of a team supervised by a farm mentor/tutor to help run the farm. Activities include; Animal Care, Land Based Studies, Horticulture and Construction. Such as; Feeding and cleaning the animals, assisting with carrying out daily health checks on the animals, the general maintenance of the farm for example; hedge laying, stock fencing, building animal enclosures and recycling.

The animals that the service users have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic animals and reptiles; from giant African land snails to a python snake.

 

  • Full day at the farm with standard support, without lunch and refreshments: £35.00.
  • Half a day at the farm with standard support, without lunch and refreshments provided: £20.00
1:1 Support Including Lunch

Service offers either a full or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with a 1:1 support worker. The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. Lunch is cooked and provided by the farm, along with refreshments.

The client will have the opportunity to work as part of a team or individually (client choice), they will always be under the supervision of a designated 1:1 support worker who will be overseen by the farm mentor(s) and tutors.

The mentors/tutors and 1:1 support workers will delegate the activities to the client and they will be gaining on the job learning skills.

Activities include; Feeding, cleaning the animals, assisting with carrying out daily health checks, general maintenance of the farm, hedge laying, building enclosures and recycling.

The animals they have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic reptiles.

 

  • Full day at the farm with 1:1 support, with lunch and refreshments provided: £124.00.
  • Half a day at the farm with 1:1 support with lunch and refreshments provided: £67.00.
1:1 Support Excluding Lunch

Service offers either a full or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with a 1:1 support worker. The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm.

The client will have the opportunity to work as part of a team or individually (client choice), they will always be under the supervision of a designated 1:1 support worker who will be overseen by the farm mentor(s) and tutors. The mentors / tutors and 1:1 support workers will delegate the activities to the client and they will be gaining on the job learning skills. Activities include; Feeding, cleaning the animals, assisting with carrying out daily health checks, general maintenance of the farm, hedge laying, building enclosures and recycling.

The animals they have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic reptiles.

 

  • Full day at the farm with 1:1 support, without lunch and refreshments provided: £119.00.
  • Half a day at the farm with 1:1 support, without lunch and refreshments provided: £62.00.
Standard Support Including Lunch + Accredited Training

Service offers either a full or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with standard support and the opportunity to achieve an accredited qualification.

The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. Lunch is cooked and provided by the farm, along with refreshments.

The client can choose the course(s); Land Based studies, Animal Care, Construction, Work Skills & Maths/English Functional Skills, at the level to suit the service user. They are delivered by our qualified Assessors/Tutors. The courses start from pre-entry level up to level 2 to fulfil all abilities.

They will work as part of a team, supervised by a farm mentor/tutor to help run the farm and they will be gaining on the job learning skills in order to be assessed for their qualification. Activities include; Feeding, cleaning the animals, assisting with carrying out daily health checks, general maintenance of the farm, hedge laying, building enclosures and recycling.

The animals that the service users have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic reptiles.

 

  • Full day at the Farm with standard support and accredited training, with lunch and refreshments: £55.00.
  • Half a day at the Farm with standard support and accredited training, with lunch and refreshments: £30.00.
Standard Support Excluding Lunch + Accredited Training

Service offers either a full or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with standard support and the opportunity to achieve an accredited qualification. The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm.

The client can choose the course(s); Land Based studies, Animal Care, Construction, Work Skills & Maths/English Functional Skills, at the level to suit the service user. They are delivered by a designated qualified Assessors/Tutor. The courses start from pre-entry level up to level 2 to fulfil all abilities.

They will work as part of a team, supervised by a farm mentor/tutor to help run the farm and they will be gaining on the job learning skills in order to be assessed for their qualification. Activities include; Feeding, cleaning the animals, assiting with carrying out daily health checks, general maintenance of the farm, hedge laying, building enclosures and recycling.

The animals that the service users have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic reptiles.

 

  • Full day at the farm with standard support and accredited training, without lunch and refreshments provided: £50.00.
  • Half a day at the Farm with standard support and accredited training, without lunch and refreshments: £25.00.
1:1 Support Including Lunch + Accredited Training

Service offers either a full or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with a 1:1 support worker and the opportunity to achieve an accredited qualification.

The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. Lunch is cooked and provided by the farm, along with refreshments.

The client can choose the course(s); Land Based studies, Animal Care, Construction, Work Skills & Maths/English. They are delivered by a designated qualified Assessor/Tutor.

The courses start from pre-entry level up to level 2 to fulfil all abilities. They will work as part of a team, they will have a designated 1:1 support worker who will be overseen by a farm mentor to help delegate the activities and they will be gaining on the job learning skills in order to achieve their qualification.

Activities include; Feeding, cleaning the animals, assisting carrying out daily health checks, general maintenance of the farm, hedge laying, building enclosures and recycling.

The animals they have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic reptiles.

 

  • Full day at the Farm with accredited training, 1:1 support, lunch and refreshments: £139.00.
  • Half a day at the farm with accredited training, 1:1 support, lunch and refreshments: £69.50.
1:1 Support Excluding Lunch + Accredited Training

Service offers either a full or half day at Chesterfield Community Care Farm with a 1:1 support worker and the opportunity to achieve an accredited qualification. The full day is 10am to 4pm and a half day is either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm.

The client can choose the course(s); Land Based studies, Animal Care, Construction, Work Skills & Maths/English. They are delivered by a designated qualified Assessor/ Tutor.

The courses start from pre-entry level up to level 2 to fulfil all abilities. They will work as part of a team, they will have a designated 1:1 support worker who will be overseen by a farm mentor to help delegate the activities and they will be gaining on the job learning skills in order to achieve their qualification.

Activities include; Feeding, cleaning the animals, assisting carrying out daily health checks, general maintenance of the farm, hedge laying, building enclosures and recycling.

The animals they have the opportunity to care for are; Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Poultry and exotic reptiles.

 

  • Full day at the farm with accredited training and 1:1 support provided, without lunch and refreshments: £134.00.
  • Half a day at the farm with accredited training and 1:1 support provided, without lunch and refreshments: £64.50.

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