Nature's prescription


Growth and learning for adults with learning disabilities, difficulties

and autism spectrum disorder

Ouseburn Farm is a place for growing - plants, animals but most of all people. Since 2011, we have been improving the wellbeing and quality of life of adults with learning disabilities, difficulties and autism spectrum disorder (our Placements) at our city farm. Through hands-on experience in our bustling farmyard, gardens and visitor centre we make a huge difference to their lives – they tell us every day and evaluation of our work shows this too. By coming to the farm:

  • 98% of our Placements say they have the chance to do more things that they enjoy

  • 93% say they are better able to relate to others

  • 93% have more confidence in what they can do

  • 95% say their ability to make new friends has improved

  • 93% say they feel more included and less alone

  • 88% said their ability to work on a task by themselves has improved

  • 74% said their skills for work have improved

  • 81% said they have become more independent at home

We offer two routes into a placement at the farm - work-based placements for people who want to gain vocational skills and who can work independently, with little supervision. And workshop placements for people who'd benefit from group work and extra support.

To discuss either a work-based or workshop placement for yourself or someone you care for, contact andrea.haynes@ouseburnfarm.org.uk / 0191 232 3698

Click on the icons below to find out more about the different workshops we offer.

93% of our Placements say they feel more included and less alone

a place for growing 

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