Day Services Provision

Our Day Service provision is an excellent opportunity for service users to benefit from a rural environment. We focus on developing transferable work-based skills which fosters and encourages the achievement of personal goals. By supporting service users to become involved in the day-to-day activities of a farm we are able to develop a fulfilled sense of achievement while building confidence, new friendships, teamwork, communication skills and problem solving skills. The service also promotes development and improvement of physical and mental well-being through therapeutic contact with animals. We have a wide range of different animals on the farm and animal care courses to suit all ability levels.

Each service user has access to our day service sessions which offer a range of leisure, educational and vocational activities. Each service user’s Day Service programme will be person-centred, individual and tailor-made. As part of this, each service user is encouraged to take part in the development, planning, delivery and evaluation of their service.

The Day Service activities provided at Mill House are as follows:
  • The Farm: Animal husbandry, horticulture, woodland maintenance,
  • Education: will be supported on site or where applicable off site with local National Learning Network (NLA).
  • Independent Living Skills: Each Service User will have an Independent Living Skills Assessment which will be used in the development of an Independent Living Skills action plan.

This programme will provide ‘real life’ practical independent skills and will help prepare service users for living fully independently within an environment of their choosing.

The Day Service programme will be overseen by Day Service staff and will be supported by the staff team at Mill House. The Day Service is situated to the rear of the centre on 23 acres of farm land.