Open day for farm which supports disabled adults

A FARM which helps people with learning difficulties and disabilities develop new skills is holding is holding a launch event to showcase its work to a wider audience.

Little Gate Farm in Beckley provides a host of training sessions including farm and woodland skills, which it says are of huge benefit to the people who attend – boosting self-esteem and adding some useful strings to their bow in terms of looking for employment.

The charity already helps a number of disabled adults from Bexhill – collecting them every Wednesday and Thursday and taking them to the farm for what organisers call purposeful day care and training.

And the hope is that by inviting people along to the launch, more people can be convinced to make use of their services.

A spokesman for Little Gate Farm said: “This event is an opportunity for professionals, charitable groups, carers, parents, schools, colleges and care homes, who work with adults and children with learning disabilities and mental health issues, to visit our care farm and learn about what we can offer, following the success of our pilot project that took place in March and April this year. The aim of the project is to support learning disabled adults and children to learn practical skills that will be useful in paid and unpaid employment, and to increase well-being and self-confidence.

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