Opportunities for all on
Chesterfield Community Care Farm
25th. October 2018
You don’t often get snakes and tortoises on a British farm, but Chesterfield Community Care Farm is out of the ordinary - and not just because it’s Work Experience Quality Standard accredited at Gold. It’s a place where disadvantaged people come to experience farming life and learn about looking after animals while working towards qualifications, and it’s an organisation which operates with commitment and passion; a visit there is truly heart-warming.
Chesterfield Community Care Farm is also innovative. To mark Work Experience Month 2018, 10 trainee nurses from the University of Derby have just completed a 1-week work placement at the farm. It’s an unusual location for nurses to enhance their training, but invaluable experience to help care for young people and adults with special needs in a very different context and environment.
And always moving forward, the farm is currently completing plans to offer a six-week training programme for 19+ year olds focused on the L1 Award in Land Based Studies. During this period, service users will develop a range of land-based and animal care skills by working with the farm’s varied livestock. They will be enrolled onto the L1 award and achieve considerably improved employability skills in Maths and English. to read more, click here.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s happening at Chesterfield Community Care Farm, and why it earned a glowing feature in the Derbyshire Times. To read that, and it’s very interesting reading, click here.
From all of us at Fair Train … keep up the fantastic work!
Ian Boyd, Farm Manager
Steven Boyd, Director of Chesterfield Community Care Farm and Excell for Training
Some residents of the farm!