Coronavirus - info for visitors and service users at Ouseburn Farm - 30 March 2020
An update from our Ouseburn Farm family.
We’ve been keeping a close eye on developments around COVID-19; as always, our first priority is the safety and health of all our visitors and service users (and our animals!). Following the latest Government advice, Ouseburn Farm will now be closed until further notice.
We are continuing to look after our animals to the highest welfare standards. In addition, we’re delivering freshly-cooked meals every day for vulnerable residents at Tyne Housing and developing online resources for our trainees - adults with complex needs - who can’t visit the farm and are missing out on valuable social contact that helps combat isolation and loneliness.
Like most charities right now, this is a difficult time for us. Running a city farm is expensive. The financial implications of closure during our busiest period are considerable. We still need to cover our essential costs of feeding and caring for our animals, maintaining our buildings, gardens and grazing for as long as we are closed.
We’re calling on our friends, partners and incredible community to ask for help. Anything at all you can do to support your local farm would be greatly appreciated. Whether it’s sharing our updates to help us broaden our audience or sponsoring an animal, we need you! Find out more about how you can support Ouseburn Farm here >