Our workshops are located in a small business development, a working environment that promotes a work-focused attitude within the Town Farm Workshop community.
: the day starts and finishes here with signing in and out and preparing for community activities. Meals and breaks are facilitated here and the base is the venue for craft, drama, sensory, IT and photography sessions and for literacy classes.
: this houses both our various looms and our ceramics workshop, which includes its own kiln.
: three miles from our main site, we are restoring a Victorian kitchen garden to its former glory. The site, measuring around a hectare, includes our teaching room, polytunnel, tool shed, soft fruit frame and washroom. We have already raised fresh fruit and vegetables and enjoyed cider from the orchard.
Town Farm Workshop is focused on producing positive outcomes for individuals and their community through:
choice and empowerment – providing and supporting choice, enabling individuals to enjoy greater control in their lives
citizenship – enabling individuals to become valued members of their local community
identity – creating an environment within which individuals can recognise and realise their potential.
For further information, please contact our Manager Helen Ritson on 01725 552992 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Ritson the service manager worked at specialist ASD school for 5 years before joining Regard in 2010. She holds an NVQ3 Health and Social Care, an ILM Level 5 Management an NOCN Autistic Spectrum Disorders and CIEH Train the Trainer. With a passion for community involvement and experience of both adult and children’s services she is an ideal representative to lead and develop this excellent team and service. Tutors supporting learning at TFW have in excess of 70 years combined experience. The staff team supporting Helen have over 40 years of experience between them. Three of them have the best experience and knowledge, being parents of children with LD.
An update from OWL Town Farm Workshop appears on Page 8 of the Regard Winter 2017-18 newsletter.
Click here to view the newsletter: https://www.regard.co.uk/newsletters/winter-2017-2018
The following list shows the date, course title and provider or name of the person running the course
18th Feb, Keep Safe, Curious Arts
8th April, Bereavement and Loss, Curious Arts
15th April, Keep Well (AM) Keep Fit (PM), Curious Arts
27th May, Health and Safety, Helen Ritson and Lee McNeil
22nd July, First Aid, Helen Ritson
29th July, Getting a Job, Helen Ritson
5th August, Total Communication, Julie Cooper and Lee McNeil
12th August PM only, Fire Safety, Lee McNeil
19th August, Healthy Relationships, Curious Arts
26th August, Road Safety (limited spaces), Streetwise / Lee McNeil
2nd September, Road Safety (limited spaces), Streetwise / Lee McNeil
28th October, Health and Hygiene, Curious Arts