Growing together…

Growing together…

Care Services: Farm based
therapy, education and training

Depden Care Farm offers therapeutic placements to adults with learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries.
Our clients (who become our Farm Helpers) are offered the chance for structured outdoor activity, education and training through tailored and supervised involvement in horticulture, agriculture and, where appropriate, helping with the livestock.
Our rural idyll is home to a selection of animals from horses and donkeys, to pigs, sheep and goats. Hens and ducks are free to wander in the orchard, and this much loved and well-cared for menagerie ensures that animal assisted therapy can be added to our programme.

Depden Care Farm Suffolk

The Care Farm sits on the edge of the small village of Depden, about 15mins drive from Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Haverhill. Located in Suffolk’s glorious countryside and easily accessible off the A143, the six-acre smallholding is a haven offering a rich and beneficial experience for everyone who visits.

Care Farm News

Trustee Recruitment

The Millennium Farm Trust as a growing and ambitious organisation is looking for new Trustees to join the Board. As a trustee, you would play a very important role in the overall management of the Trust.  The overarching responsibility of a Trustee is to act in the...

Annual General Meeting 2022

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of Millenium Farm Trust took place on Friday July 8, 2pm at Depden Care Farm Everyone with an interest in Depden Care Farm was invited to join and 35 people attended for a BBQ of our own Depden pork sausages and burgers in the Outside...

Rare breed free range pork

We raise rare breed Kunekune pigs. Originating in New Zealand, Kunekunes are a small pig with short legs  and their name means "fat and round" in Maori! - which is a pretty good description. They are completely covered in hair and come in a range of colours cream,...

Meeting Room

We have a purpose built meeting room at Depden Care Farm that is now available for hire in the evenings (after 5pm)  or weekends. Size: 30m2 (8.7m x 3.5m) Capacity: theatre layout approx  40 boardroom max 16 Ceiling mounted projector and screen white board flip chart...

Growing with Wellbeing

First Saturday each month,
New Saturday drop-in wellbeing sessions for anyone with additional needs. Join us for quality time tending the flowers and vegetables, nature-inspired projects and companionship. Drop in any time and stay for as long or as little as you like

Reviews:

“Could I take this opportunity to say a huge thankyou to you and your staff team for making Xs’ first week back at the farm (after lockdown) a very enjoyable one. He has loved being back and was delighted to find his favourite cakes were available today!

I think the hats are great, what a fantastic visual prompt to keep your distance and I feel very reassured with all the safety measures you have put in place.  Also I would like to give thanks again to Jayne whose support over the past weeks has been a real lifeline.  Thanks Tim.  Depden is an amazing place and you and Mark have worked so hard to keep the farm running and looking pristine through lockdown.”

Reviews:

“Depden care farm offers a warm, welcoming, supportive environment. Tim and his staff team are clearly committed and passionate about their work.

 
Attending the farm has  huge positive benefits for my son. It has built confidence, improved sleep patterns, appetite,  and physical stamina. It has given him a feeling of being useful and a sense of purpose. He has developed many different skills and resilience. 
 
Spending time at the farm has motivated and inspired him. It has reduced feelings of anxiety and isolation. The farm offers purpose and structure to his day. A safe place where he feels respected and liked. A place where my son can be himself.”

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At Depden Care Farm:

“we care for our Farm Helpers, farm, animals and each other in equal measure”

– Tim Freathy, Director

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Funding Support

Funded by the "Henry Smith County Grants" through Suffolk Community Foundation