Care Farming Scotland aims to offer guidance, information and support to care farmers and to promote the development of care farming across Scotland so that its social, health and economic potential is understood and exploited by policymakers, land managers and providers of care and support services.
What is care farming?
Care farms provide health, social or educational care services for a range of vulnerable groups of people including those with mental health problems, people suffering from mild to moderate depression, people with substance misuse history, adults and children with learning disabilities, children with autism, disaffected young people, and people on probation.
How can I get involved?
There are around a dozen care farms in Scotland, from Ullapool in the north to Dumfries in the south. These farms offer care farming services to various client groups and are managed by people who hold strong values rooted in promoting inclusion and enablement of their clients.
Our latest news
The benefits to health and wellbeing of time spent working on the land were the topic at Care Farming Scotland’s recent workshop on social farming and crofting. The event, at Glachbeg Croft Education Centre, north of Inverness, attracted a capacity crowd of 35 people, including farmers, crofters and representatives of NFU Scotland, NHS Highland, Highland…