Longmead Community Farm | Christian Vocations

Longmead Community Farm

Type: Agency

Where they work

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Longmead Community Farm is near Milborne St Andrew in Dorset. We harness the many opportunities of participating in community life on a rural smallholding to encourage and support families in crisis and other groups with similar needs

Established for over 10 years, Longmead Community Farm has worked with local authorities and other agencies in providing families and groups with support and respite. Our values are about “doing with” rather than “doing to”. Our volunteers work alongside our invited visitors, who themselves help us. Our invites families and groups help us to look after the animals, prepare and cook meals, engage in craft activities and fun. We want the people we work with to be respected, to be listened to and to feel valued as they help to take care of Longmead with us. This is the basis for healing family relationships, restoring self-esteem, re-kindling positive goals, and building the confidence and capability to face and overcome difficulties.