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BILL QUAY COMMUNITY FARM ASSOCIATION CITY FARM PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Bill Quay Farm is a 25 acre city farm on the edge of Gateshead. We are home to pigs, sheep, goats and ponies and a small mammal area with a wide rangeWP_20160630_10_21_19_Pro.jpg of small exotic animals.

We have a large space in which we grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and cultivate the land, as well as learning about indigenous plants and trees.

As well as providing a recreational space for our community Bill Quay Farm is also able to provide the opportunity for health, social and educational care

services for a range of vulnerable groups of people including adults and children with learning diffiulties, mental health concerns and other support needs. We

PB190740.JPG​are now proud to be able to provide supervised and supported placements in horticulture, animal care and craft workshops of farming related activities on a regular basis as part of a structured care, rehabilitation and therapeutic alternative to inpatient care. We are a unique service, Bill Quay Community Farm being the only one of its kind in the borough.

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For more information and to book your placement on placements  please contact:
Corrie Barnes - Therapeutic Farming Offier
Tel: 0191441 9715
Email: Corrie@billquayfarm.org.uk     

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Times

Monday: Horticulture 1:30-4:30
Wednesday: Nature and Crafts 9:30-11:30 & 1:30-3.30
Thursday: Full day Farming Experience 9:30-4.30​
Friday: Livestock Animal Care 9:30-12:30
Friday: Exotic Animal Care 1:30-3:30

(programmes may vary)

Costs
Half day sessions £15
Full D ay session £40
*prices valid until 1/4/17

Finding us:
5 minutes from
Pelaw Metro Station.
Number 27 bus which runs from
Newcastle to Bill Quay.​


 

For an information pack please click on the link: Therapeutic Opportunities Booklet.pdf


 

‘Offering unique training opportunities and practical placements in​

​​​​​​​​​horticulture and animal care for individuals with learning diffiulties,

mental health concerns and other support needs’

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