Keeping the Farm Alive
SCF is a working farm and visitor centre offering services to learners and people who need support. These include supported work placements, work experience, training courses, alternative education, workshops and events based around therapeutic horticulture and animal husbandry, catering, customer service retail, visitor centre, farm maintenance, environmental art, basic skills and social inclusion work. We are busy and productive and bring different groups together in and oasis in the city.
Why they need our service
SCF, the only City Farm in Nottm.Beneficiaries include people who need an introduction or re-introduction to socialising and learning to be nurturing and therapeutic. We have a long-established commitment to accepting and valuing people with a range of different challenges including learning and physical disabilities, mental health issues, exclusion from school or work, recovery from addiction and caring responsibilities. Many but not all beneficiaries also like animals and enjoy being outdoors.
Plan and expected results
The overall aim of the project is to radically improve the life skills and employment chances of the beneficiaries and promote community pride and belonging. We aim to motivate people who have been excluded to become active members of their community by choosing to visit, learn, train, or volunteer. Improved life skills, help individuals develop the confidence and self-esteem needed to face everyday challenges, understand others, develop a sense of belonging, interact socially and work collect