Work Skills Projects
With the wind in the hair and sun on the back or rain, wellies and puddles, the Farm and community-based skills development training projects are available for referred participants and clients across levels one, two and three of our services. Relaxed, but effective training opportunities and experience for all with nationally recognised qualifications. Level 2 certification available currently (level 3 commencing next year).
The Work Skills training project is a Social Enterprise based at Oldfield Farm and Norman Wood Farm, which are adjoined in the beautiful Goyt Valley. Participant ‘ownership’ is the key to success – which is why we encourage participants to become involved with planning as well as participating in the various activities.
Working with specialists, choose from a number of enterprises that enhance skills in an atmosphere of fun and a great sense of achievement:
from riding in the beautiful countryside to feeding and mucking out.
horses, chickens, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs and 3 farm cats all need your love and attention.
or grow your own salad lunch and flowers for the garden.
actively caring for the insects, animals and wild plants in our care.
care for our trees and woodlands.
a dying skill that is very important to the natural environment.
turn rough timber into beautiful and functional items
keeping our animals’ safe
Our projects aim to strengthen the way we work with our participants by creating: –
We welcome referrals for the projects from a variety of agencies including Probation and the Community Mental Health Team or from individuals themselves.