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 living and work packages to empower young people with varied support needs to prepare for adulthood, including:

  • Social care packages from 1-day up to 1-year and beyond (52 weeks)
  • Flexible day and residential packages to meet individual needs
  • Stay in a fully equipped house with your own bedroom and shared facilities
  • Make friends and learn skills to live with others
  • Independent living training in the home (shopping, cooking, cleaning)
  • Learn to be safe, independent and live well in the community
  • Managing your free time in the home and exploring community activities
  • Work placement in the community, as appropriate and help securing employment
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided
  • Transport throughout your stay and learn to use public transport
  • Team of experienced and caring support staff

Mode of attendance

Part-time

Identified days and/or nights each week

Full-time

7-days and/or nights a week

Short-term

Flexible packages from 1 day to 6 months

Medium-term

Flexible packages from 1 day up to 1 year and beyond

Longer-term

Supported living in Trust houses

 

Accommodation and facilities

  • Fully-equipped bungalow accommodating 5 residents with shared facilities
  • Fully-equipped house comprising 7 rooms for residents 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

Individual packages

Young people will work with their parents/families, social worker and the team to agree appropriate goals and targets, depending on their current skill levels and the package time. 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. This is likely to include the following:

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

 

Employment (those on a full-time package for a minimum of 3 months only)

Work with Community Connecting/WEST to identify potential occupations

Undertake ‘real work’ experience in the community

Other work experience opportunities that may arise to build confidence

 

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

Support to make and attend any medical appointments they may need

 

Community Inclusion

Explore leisure and social options

Support in catching up with old friends or joining new clubs

Understand local area and available facilities

 Assumptions

  • Young people will have a bus pass ‘with companion’ for travel training purposes
  • Young people will need their own Bank account, cash point/debit card and approximately £25 per week which they can access from the account 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 – Acting 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

 

WHAT DID OUR STUDENTS SAY…

WHAT DID OUR STUDENTS SAY…

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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