Supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties

Our partnership with United Response

We are proud to work with United Response (formerly known as the Robert Owen Communities, ROC) to provide real work experience for people with learning disabilities at Lower Sharpham Farm. Approximately 50 people with mild learning disabilities from Downs Syndrome to Autism work with us every week. Their roles on the farm include feeding and caring for the animals, moving livestock, tending our organic vegetable garden, woodwork such as building bird, bat and bee boxes and metalwork. Through these tasks they participate in meaningful and valuable activities that contribute to our overall aim of managing the farm for wildlife. People supported by United Response work alongside wildlife professionals and many different trainees and volunteers, all of whom benefit from regular co-adventurer interactions. Working together in this way helps to break down barriers and foster mutual understanding.

Contact United Response at Lower Sharpham Farm

Team Leader: Andrew Anstey

Lower Sharpham Farm

Phone number: 01803 732502

To find out more about United Response, please visit their website.