Papworth Trust

Cilthriew Kerry Farm

Ciltriew Kerry Farm is a place where people can be ‘parents rather than carers’ and where disabled and non-disabled offspring are simply children. It supports people to ‘see beyond what they know’, challenges them to try new things, and provides long-term transformation not just a supported break.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (211234)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • “Lucy just wants to be with people now, rather than be on her own. Lucy always used to stay in her bedroom. It’s made her more sociable with us.”

    — Sheila, Lucy’s mum

  • "...the only way you are going home is feeling better than when you got here."

    — Diane

  • "For once I could be myself and no one was staring at me."

    — Harry

  • “Lucy just wants to be with people now, rather than be on her own. Lucy always used to stay in her bedroom. It’s made her more sociable with us.”

    — Sheila, Lucy’s mum

  • "For once I could be myself and no one was staring at me."

    — Harry

  • "...the only way you are going home is feeling better than when you got here."

    — Diane

Situation

There are families who struggle to support a disabled family member, facing extraordinary and unacceptable pressures. They do not have the same opportunities as ‘non-disabled families’ for holidays due to limited provision and high incidences of poverty. What is currently available offers disabled people ‘what they already know’ with no additional therapeutic opportunities.

Solution

Cilthriew Kerry Farm has been designed to meet the need for combined holiday and respite care, with added components of family support, healthy eating and therapeutic activity including animal husbandry and horticulture. The farm provides a retreat for families enabling them to remove themselves from their problems in their life and community. During the first two years, where funding has been secured, holidays are offered to families free of charge.