Adult care at Thrift Farm

Why we’re here

We are proud to have been supporting adults with mental health and learning difficulties for over 40 years.

Our staff support service users to help them develop key skills, grow in confidence and live more independently within their communities through meaningful daytime support and activities.

Building life skills and confidence

Our person centred and outcome based approach means each of our service users choose their own daily activities and individuals ambitions and aspirations are incorporated into their care plans.

Set in 56 acres, across the farm the wide range of activities include…

Farm park

The farm park

Service users will be supported and guided to learn new skills, knowledge and understanding of how to care for animals. Farm tasks undertaken will include cleaning pens, grooming animals, feeding animals, filling water, cleaning and grading eggs and more.

Outcomes: Working in this area helps service users build communication, confidence, independence and social skills.

Market garden

The market garden

At the farm we have 3 large greenhouses. Service users will undertake a wide variety of horticultural tasks including sowing seeds, planting and harvesting.

Outcomes: Working in this area helps to promote social interaction, ownership and confidence.

Craft activities

Craft activities

Service users are given the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including sewing, card making, jewellery making, painting, magnet making and other craft activities. Service users will use a selection of materials and equipment including hand held and power tools.

Outcomes: Working in this area helps service users to build motor and creative skills.

Food 4 Thought Cafe

Food 4 Thought Cafe

Service users will be supported to learn and develop skills within the café kitchen and restaurant area. Activities include preparing food, baking cakes, making soups and hot meals, learning customer service skills, serving customers, making drinks, cleaning tables and using the till.

Outcomes: A range of social and physical skills gained from working in a café environment. This is a working and productive environment that has full service user involvement.

What our service users and their customers say

What we’ve been up to

Service users explore a wide variety of farm based activities in a calm and stable environment, take a look at our gallery.

Meet our team

We have over 20 dedicated team members at Thrift Farm, some of our team have worked with us for over 10 years. Jamila and Rachel head up our adult social care provision, they will contact you over the telephone regarding your initial enquiry.


General Manager

Jamila joined the farm in 2017. She is driven by supporting, enabling and promoting independence in service users and seeing them grow as they build friendships and confidence during their time at the farm.



Deputy Manager

Having worked at the farm since 2013, Rachel is proud to be part of a team that strives every day to ensure that service users are supported in a person centred way to achieve their personal goals.

How to Join us

At Thrift Farm we are able to offer as little as half a day to five days a week of support depending on need and availability. We accept both private and funded clients.

Click below to download our free Guide to Adult Care at Thrift Farm to find out more or, if you prefer, arrange a call back.

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