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 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.
Care Farm Events
“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.”
“Depden care farm offers a warm, welcoming, supportive environment. Tim and his staff team are clearly committed and passionate about their work.
At Depden Care Farm:
“we care for our Farm Helpers, farm, animals and each
other in equal measure” – Tim Freathy