ABOUT THE PROJECT

Lowberdale Farm offers weekly work experience type placements to young people, enabling them to enjoy the support and nurture of a family farm environment

Placements are available to 14-18 year olds at risk from social isolation, low aspiration, behavioural and confidence issues

Young people in groups of up to three, access work placements supported by volunteers and support workers

Placements are available for half or full days, for term length agreements, following successful trial periods. Young people are referred from local schools, charities and social services

Typical farm days vary across the seasons, but could include feeding cows, sheep and lambs, bedding down and cleaning out sheds and carrying out animal health treatments. Lambing time is particularly busy, with the 250 plus sheep lambing indoors over a four week period. Working days are punctuated by breaks when everyone sits around the kitchen table together

Abi with sheep

“My happy place…”

For further information including the referral of young people to the project please contact us.

Lowberdale Farm is a Christian charity, operating as care farm based near Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Charity no. 1180913

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