Fairfield Farm Trust is a local charity established in 1976 to provide training and employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities.

We offer flexible person centred short breaks and respite packages to young people aged 16 – 24 years, including: 

  • Flexible breaks to meet your individual needs
  • Have fun in a safe and homely environment
  • Take part in social and leisure activities during your stay
  • Make new friends, create special memories
  • Learn to be safe, independent and live well in the community
  • Stay in a fully equipped house with your own bedroom and shared facilities
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided, learn to plan and cook meals
  • Transport provided throughout your stay and learn to use public transport
  • Team of experienced and caring support staff
  • Open 7 days per week, 52 weeks of the year
  • Breaks start from £75 for a day

Accommodation and facilities

  • Fully-equipped houses with shared facilities
  • Individual bedrooms and wash facilities, communal living
  • Qualified and experienced team of support staff
  • Support for all young people based on ratios of 1:1 to 1:3
  • Sleep in support for all the young people based on ratios of 1:4 to 1:7
  • Transport (use of charity vehicle) during stay
  • All meals provided, young people are supported to plan, shop and prepare meals

Bespoke packages

Young people will work with their parents/families, social worker and the team to agree appropriate packages based on agreed funding or personal budget.

Young people will be assessed on current levels of skills and a package will be individually designed to meet the needs of the young person to build on existing skills. During their stay, staff will support young people to build on existing skills, this is likely to include the following

Social activities and community Inclusion
Plan and take part in a range of social activities e.g. bowling, cinema, beach and eating out
Explore leisure and social options using local facilities
Make new friends to keep in touch with
Understand local area and available facilities e.g. local youth club

 

Independent Living
Undertake household tasks
Undertake personal care tasks
Understand money, manage their personal allowance and using a bank account
Household budgeting, shopping within a budget, managing household bills
Maintain their house and garden at to a standard which is acceptable to a landlord
Create a personal recipe book of meals the young person can cook with support or independently
Road crossing and independent travel, using public transport, reading timetables
Skills required to be ‘home alone’ safely (if appropriate)

 

Health
Understand the importance of a healthy diet
Understand the importance of taking regular exercise and access local facilities
Understand his/her health needs, recognising when he/she is unwell and in taking medication

 Assumptions

  • Young people will have a bus pass ‘with companion’ for travel training purposes
  • Young people will need a minimum of £5 for a day and approximately £25 per week for their personal spending
  • All prices quoted include all refreshments and meals in the house as well as transport in mini-buses to activities. It does not include refreshments or entrance fees during social activities.

 

For further information
Website http://www.ffc.ac.uk/stepstoindependence/steps/
Phone

Tanya Takle – Registered Manager

Sarah Talmash – Care Manager

Tom Ratcliffe – Deputy Care Manager

01373 866068

E-mail tanyatakle@ffc.ac.uk
Address  Fairfield Farm College, 43 High St, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, BA13 4DL

 

OUR COLLEGE

Fairfield Farm College is a Specialist College for students with learning disabilities; it is a registered Charity, with residential, day and weekend courses. We are situated in the village of Dilton Marsh in Wiltshire. Our 26-acre farm site includes well-resourced teaching and vocational learning areas, a student common room, conference room, café and a farm shop.

 

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Location

 

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE

43 HIGH STREET

DILTON MARSH

WILTSHIRE 

BA13 4DL

 

Phone & Email

01373 823028

admissions@ffc.ac.uk

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