Blossom Together

Laura Tween runs Able Hands Together, a farm based in Wishford, where co-farmers (adults with learning difficulties) can work with animals and learn to be independent. The farm helps the co-farmers become independent and gives them confidence, but Laura wanted to offer more. “Mencap research states that only 6% of people with a learning disability, …

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Farming at home

Whilst I’ve been in lockdown I was given the really great opportunity to hand rear 9 ducklings and 2 lambs. It’s been a fun and rewarding once in a life time opportunity. I have to get up at 7.50am every morning to feed the lambs their milk. To start with I couldn’t go to bed …

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Virtually Together

Able Hands Together, a farm in Salisbury, providing transferable social and employability skills on the farm – plus pastoral and emotional support – to adults with learning disabilities. Social distancing has meant life as we know it on the farm has had to grind to a halt, so we’ve created a whole new online service, …

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All about Jennifer

I have learnt a lot of new things at the farm. I am a lot more confident with the chickens since we moved to the new farm. It is amazing there. I love it on the farm. It is my favourite place to go to.

Our Tractor

New Tractor!

Able Hands Together has purchased a David Brown 1969 vintage tractor.

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.