Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page. Here you will find answers to common queries relating to Care Farming in Scotland. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please email us!
A care farm is an agricultural farm which is used to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of people through the working of the land.
Care Farming Scotland (CFS) is a fully constituted company, and a registered charity. CFS is not actively involved in the delivery of care farming services, but aims to support those who are through:
- Awareness raising
- Provision of information and advice
- Developing networking opportunities
- Policy development
Its intention is to help to put those who are commissioning health and social care, or seeking education or development opportunities, in touch with interested land managers, and help to build a shared understanding of the opportunities available.
Care Farming Scotland employs a sessional Development Consultant to support budding care farmers and organisations who are interested in finding out more. Caroline Matheson is a care farmer who is based in The Black Isle. She is happy to accept enquiries and point you in the right direction – e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Farming UK has some useful information and resources www.carefarminguk.org
In addition so we can keep you in the loop, please send us a quick e mail.
We’re really excited that you’d be interested in volunteering with CFS!
We are in the process of updating our database of those with a desire to contribute. Please, send us an email with your name and contact details, and they will be added to the database. You’ll be kept up to speed with any developments and we will keep you in mind as CFS develops.
You can contact a care farmer directly but please bear in mind that many care farms are small scale operations. Before volunteers are accepted the care farmer will ask for Disclosure checks and references in line with Protection of Vulnerable Adults policies.