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.