Farm To Work
Farm to Work Ltd is run at Ballicherry Farm by Caroline Matheson.
Through running the Farm to Work Project we have experience of helping people with health and disability issues, including, but not exclusive to, those hoping to return to work. We have a track record of supporting people to improve their health and employability prospects while making the experience both enjoyable and rewarding. We comply with standards set by commissioning bodies.
We welcome clients who want to use Farm to Work as a therapeutic experience. People experiencing challenges in their life can find working in the countryside with nature and animals very worthwhile.
We agree an individual programme and contract with the client which suits their needs and can be designed around the farming experience . We can agree contracts with clients privately or through funding agencies.
Each individual referred to the service is offered the following:
A holistic, person -centred health assessment
A structured health improvement plan
A work plan based on what he/she is able to do and aims to achieve.
Ongoing health coaching and mentoring from a qualified health professional
Advice and support on condition management
Tuition and mentoring from experienced rural skills instructors Access to work experience on a commercial farm within a supportive team environment
Work conditioning and coaching
Help with employability skills eg job searching, improving communication skills, confidence building , applying for jobs, CV preparation and preparing for interview.
Referral for advice and assessment to other health professionals .
We welcome contracts from private, public and third sector organisations.