Stonebridge City Farm was established in order to give young and old alike the chance to experience the countryside and rural affairs. The farm contains a wide range of animals and visitors are invited to get involved in the day-to-day running of the farm and to learn more about livestock.
Entry is free but donations are always welcome.
Volunteers and Clients are at the heart of everything that we do here. The thinking behind the project is to offer real work experience to people who are excluded from paid work due to a learning or physical disability or difficulty. We also offer experience to individuals who may have been unable to work due to mental health problems or addictions.
By opening up opportunities to work on the farm, volunteers and clients learn how to get on with others in a group situation, take on tasks for themselves and to support or be supported by others depending on ability. Over time they will build up confidence in their abilities and increase their self esteem. Stonebridge offers an environment for individuals to express themselves and learn social skills as well as picking up experience of working. Volunteers and clients time with us varies. Some have been with us for 12 years! most stay for a couple of years and then move on, to college, employment or further training.