Farmbuddies care farming in the South East

"...The time I have spent here has shown me that I can do anything I put my mind to...I have gained so much confidence...I will always remember my time here."
- Young person

"Our charitable foundation knew nothing of social farming until meeting up with Stephen and Farm Buddies, since which time we have been very happy to have sponsored farm visits for three young people. The farms in this scheme are very impressive. They are safe and happy places where the participants seem to fit in very quickly and enjoy the benefits of working with animals. The increase in confidence was very noticeable and encouraging. Stephen is able to select the right farms with first class people there to help the youngsters."
- West Sussex charity

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The Direct Link to Farms in the South East for Young and Older People with Different Abilities and Needs

Farming activities are being used nationwide to improve the wellbeing of young and older people. This service is known as 'Social Farming' or 'Care Farming' and has Central Government support.

Why choose Social Farming?

Full engagement, increased feelings of self-worth, motivation and confidence, improved work and social skills, lower levels of challenging behaviour, knowledge of farming, food and the countryside significantly expanded.

FarmBuddies helps Parents, Teachers, Wellbeing Professionals and Farmers

Our role in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and Berkshire, as well as other counties in the South, is to identify the nearest Social Farm with an available place that matches the participant's interests and needs. All Parent & farmer questions answered.

New Free Guides

Three new guides are now available - two for parents, carers and schools, and one for farmers and smallholders. Request a hard copy FOC by email.

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