Welcome to Able Hands Together

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC); we use any profits and assets for the public good.

Based on a beautiful farm with indoor and outdoor spaces, our ambition is to expand our provision on this relatively new premises to offer support to as much of the community as possible. Our primary aim is to provide safe, accessible but life-changing long-term opportunities for adults who have learning disabilities. We call them our “Co-Farmers”. On the farm here at Able Hands Together, we teach transferable social and employability skills to aid development and independence.

Our mission has always been to teach our Co-Farmers how to nurture livestock, grow their own produce, and from this, cook their own meals. In turn, they reap every reward from their efforts whilst stimulating minds, and most importantly, sharing consistent pastoral and emotional support.

We are based at Little Wishford Farm, just outside Salisbury. We first opened our doors as a smallholding at River Bourne Community Farm in spring 2016 with pigs, cows, goats, sheep and rabbits. Our recent move has been a very empowering challenge and our established group of Co-Farmers are already settling back into life on the farm.

Our Services

Speech & Language Support

Speech & Language Support

Speech & Language Support

We do, of course, welcome verbal and non-verbal Co-Farmers. Makaton is used at the farm where needed, and communication boards with PECS or photographs are also available. We aim to be a centre of excellence for communication.

Promoting Independance

Promoting Independance

Promoting Independance

With 20 years experience enabling the independence of adults with learning difficulties, the staff at Able Hands will ensure that Co-Farmers are learning new skills that will be transferable to their home and social life.

Virtually Together

Positive Risk Taking

Virtually Together

"Virtually Together" is our answer to the UK's social distancing measures during lockdown, we have already seen the positive effects our group video chats and online coaching have had on many of our clients.

Our Little World

Our little world

Our little world

Browse through our unique photo and video gallery of life on the farm and our Co-Farmers at work. We update this regularly, so be sure to come back! We also have a YouTube channel called Able Hands Together, be sure to subscribe to our channel for updates on our videos.