Gloverspiece is an accredited care farm situated within 2 miles od Droitwich which has been established for 3 years.the farm is an 11 acre canal side property which is home to a variety of rescued animals.Once rehabilitated they become the core offer of animal therapy for our service users.We embrace the principles of care farming, principaaly through the therapeutic use of farming practices,providing a supervised structured programme of farming related activities.
We welcome volunteers of any age, ability or knowledge.We have over 30 who have proven themselves capable of taking a leading role in the daily activities both in relation to animals and supporting vulnerable members of the community. Many of our young volunteers are unemployed and we provide work experience to encourage and maximise employment potential.
Our service users include school and nursery children,older people, young offenders, groups or individuals with mental healthissues,learning difficulties and behavioural issues.
We currently find ourselves limited by our facilities so that we cannot cater for those with mobility issues.An improvement in facilities would allow us to help those with physical disabilities and older people.
So far we have raised over £110000 towards the building project,the building has now been constructed and we need approximately £30000 to commission, decorate and equip the building. the £4000 target will pay for the disabled facilities including changing couch and hoist.
The number of people we could reach using this new facility would be in excess of 1000 per year, we have a number of organisations waiting for its completion. such numbers would help improve our economic sustainability.
We not only provide a service at the farm, but extend out to the community through a variety of events throughout Worcestershire thanks to our licence allowing the provision of animal roadshows.