Little Gate Farm

Little Gate Farm

We help learning disabled adults and children to learn skills that will help them to live independent and healthy lives by promoting a positive approach to work, improving self esteem and encouraging healthy choices. We do this by providing work training, supported employment and respite clubs.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1153584)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£3,804

Time left

4 days

Donations

31

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • ‘just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Farm , it has given Laura structure and routine to Laura during this time and you have all been amazing’

    — Lesley Robinson (Parent of a work Trainee)

  • My job means everything to me. It means Independence. It gives me confidence in myself because I know other people believe in me.”

    — Holly Tadman ( work Trainee now in paid employment in the NHS)

  • Going to Little Gate is the best thing of the week. It gives me something to look forward to and makes feel independent. Sometimes I get really down as people tell me I cant do anything. At Little Gate I can believe in myself and know that I can do stuff and get a job.

    — Josh (Work Trainee)

  • "The optimism and confidence from Cat and Millie are so encouraging, having been to job clubs and many schemes, I am well pleased my confidence in my self has also grown, thank you."

    — Matt - work trainee

Situation

We know that over 35% of people with learning disabilities also have difficulties with their mental health. This can be a barrier to a healthy and fulfilling life and make it even harder for a person with a learning disability to find paid work. Work trainees have spent a long time away from the routine and support of the farm and many have lost skills, have anxieties about the impact of covid19 on their jobs and prospects of jobs and their mental health and wellbeing has been severely affected.

Solution

We will develop a project to improve the mental health of our work trainees and children who come to the Young Ranger Club. We will help people to manage their mental health by creating awareness about how the choices that they make every day can have a big impact on how they feel. We want to run a project that has a positive focus, promotes feeling good and is preventative. We will also offer signposting and self help techniques that can be used when extra support is needed.