--- OUR OFFER ---
Animal Antiks offers a variety of different placements depending on the needs of the individual.
These placements may be appropriate for people with mental or physical health issues, anxiety, various learning difficulties, ASD, those suffering from social isolation or exclusion or young people struggling in conventional educational sessions.
Below is a slideshow giving a few more insights about what we do at the farm.
Quick links to types of placements
Using the farm environment as our backdrop we aim to build confidence, knowledge and self esteem, whilst developing key social, life and work skills.
This will involve working in a small group.
During these sessions we help to develop employment skills, encourage independent working, encourage to stay focused on task to task completion, problem solving.
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It may be that a school or college is looking for an opportunity to provide a student with some additional support or perhaps an individual looking for an alternative day care opportunity.
It will involve participating in a variety of activities on the farm in a small group.
They will get involved with a number of different tasks around the farm, such as grooming the ponies, walking the goats or the alpacas, looking after the smaller animals, participating in nature projects and walks. They will have plenty of opportunities to develop a variety of practical and social skills and if appropriate, work towards increased independence and possibly employment or volunteering opportunities.
--- EDUCATION ON-SITE ---
Working in partnership with Haddon Training, our training provider we can provide on-site education.
We currently offer City & Guilds Level 1 and Level 2 Animal Care, plus functional skills (various levels) in English, Mathematics and ICT.
--- WALK & TALK ---
Prompoting mental health wellbeing, gentle exercise and social interaction. This will be a gentle walk around the fields surrounding the farm, with a group of the animals. Then back to our community library for a chat and a cuppa and an opportunity to look through the books.
--- COUNTRYMEN CLUB ----
We are affiliated with COUNTRYMEN UK and are setting up a club for Men, over 50 years old. It will be an opportunity to come along to the farm for a couple of hours, get involved with some of the jobs around the farm and with the animal care, or just sit and chat with like minded men.