Providing work-related activity for adults with learning disabilities
Town Farm Workshop is an innovative project from Regard, We provide care and support to adults, young people and children with Learning Difficulties, Mental Health needs and Acquired Brain Injury.
Located in the Dorset village of Sixpenny Handley, Town Farm Workshop offers activities including crafts, gardening, horse riding, pottery, weaving and swimming.
We offer a fixed weekly schedule of activities (subject to adjustment for seasonal activities, such as sailing, or where community activities we access may follow school terms and holidays). Using our schedule, each individual creates and follows a weekly timetable of their chosen activities on an ongoing basis, subject to regular reviews during the year. We develop and include new activities in response to appropriate requests or needs.
We also offer training days throughout the year, covering:
- Getting a Job
- Road Safety
- Fire Training
- Health and Safety
- Keep Safe, Keep Fit & Keep Well (separate courses)
- Bereavement and Loss
- Total Communication
For more information, please contact:
Helen Ritson, Manager.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Telephone: 01725 552 992
REFERRALS HOTLINE: 0800 840 0313
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We now offer two Offqual recognised: “gaining horticultural skills for employment” and “gaining craft skills for employment”. Vocational training takes place using our Craft and Horticulture resources with the aim of supporting our qualified learners in to work placements.
There is no “basic skills assessment” before registering on an Entry Level Certificate with Regard. Tutors are experienced in evidencing learning of individuals with learning disabilities and use photographs, testimonials, observation, vocational assignments and IT based resources tailored to the individual learner. Course duration is dependent on the requirements of the individual learner. We recommend 12 months where possible, no more than 24 months to ensure focus and motivation.