Providing work-related activity for adults with learning disabilities
Town Farm Workshop is an innovative project from Regard, We provide care and
We have finally completed the building of our compost toilet. For the last 3 years the Garden Gang, their support staff and any visitors to our beautiful market garden have been subjected to using a Port-a-loo. The Garden Gang with support from Anthony our Rural Skills tutor have built a wonderfully designed composting toilet complete with stained glass windows and a disco ball. The contents are appreciatively received by the apple trees in our orchard.
On September 24th we launched ‘NOCN for Regard’. During this open day visitors were able to come and see potters and weavers in action as well as visiting our “virtual market place”. In the market place Clare S was serving Costa coffees and cake, Gizelle and Belinda were “manning” their Sue Ryder charity shop stall and items of weaving, pottery and garden produce were being sold. We had lots of visitors – friends and family and a couple of groups from other local services who took the opportunity to find out all about the 2 Offqual recognised qualifications now on offer at Town Farm Workshops. These are “gaining horticultural skills for employment” and “gaining craft skills for employment”. The intention is that TFW will be able to more readily support our qualified learners in to work placements, with their qualification and completed portfolio of work, evidencing the skills they have learnt and developed.