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.

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.

LETS GET SOCIAL

Location

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE

43 HIGH STREET

DILTON MARSH

WILTSHIRE 

BA13 4DL

Phone & Email

01373 823028

admissions@ffc.ac.uk

New Website Launch

Welcome to the brand new Fairfield Farm College website. We hope you enjoy the fresh new look and the exciting new features that the website has to offer! Don't forget to bookmark our News website...

GRADUATION

Today we celebrated another successful year at Fairfield and said a sad farewell to our leavers – we wish you all the very best in your future lives – please do keep in touch. Have a great summer –...

Sports day

We were joined today by Paralympian and 2012 Archery Silver medalist Mel Clarke. After a great day of sports, trialling new events and activities Mel talked to students and showed us her medal....

Whole College Trip

Yesterday staff and students enjoyed a fabulous day out at Longleat to celebrate the end of another wonderfully successful year at College. In tutor groups we enjoyed train and boat rides, 'rocking...

Reunion BBQ

We held our annual re-union BBQ today. Students, ex students and and staff enjoyed a wonderful lunch, then spent time chatting and catching up during the afternoon. It was lovely to welcome so many...

Thank you for supporting our first Country Fayre

On Saturday 30 June Fairfield held a Country Fayre for the students, families and local community.  It was a year in the planning and was supported by local businesses and community groups. The...

SUMMER BALL

Students and staff joined together to celebrate the (almost) end of another wonderful and successful year at college. A circus theme prevailed, wonderful outfits, music from DJ le Frog and delicious...

Keeping Cool!

This week, we have been doing whatever we can to keep our animals cool and healthy. Our rats Poppy and Amelia have had a bath as has our (rather stinky) ferret, George. Chocolate and Fudge the...

Role Swap day

Today, Lizzie (student) and Tina (Principal) did a 'role swap' this saw Tina joining Animal Management, Catering and Horse Studies Sessions, whilst Lizzie caught up with staff about changes for the...

The Rainbow Shower Event 2018

Following the success of last year's Rainbow Shower Event, FFC & Lavington School teamed up again to create an even bigger rainbow!  187 young people with additional needs from 15 different schools...