Community based clients can access the Urban Farm through Direct Payments. This means that the client can purchase the service and activities that they choose whilst attending the farm. This can be done on a daily basis or weekly basis. This service has been growing in popularity and offers clients based in the community the chance to control the services that they want or is best suited to their needs. The farm has clients who have opted to attend on a weekly basis or as an integrated service have choosen to attend on choosen days.
To discuss access to this opportunity, click on the 'contact us' toolbar to either phone or email us.
The Base Carrickfergus & Larne
"The promotion of opportunities, in the heart of the local community, for adults with a learning disabilities."
The Base is one of Kilcreggan's new projects as we are now working in partnership with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. The facility is designed to enhance community-based day services for adults with learning disabilities in line with the 'five year strategy'. There are eight Bases across Northern Ireland, providing a range of opportunities to promote social inclusion. The Bases are managed by a coordinator and a team of volunteers. Activities include arts and crafts, use of Leisure centre, cinema, shopping, out for coffee and lunch. All these opportunities help boost confidence and develop friendships, as the adults have the independence to plan their own day by availing of facilities within their community.
Our Base has many links to the local community by being involved in workshops and classes that are happening in Carrickfergus and Larne, also members from local businesses have conducted workshops at the Base. Clients also regularly benefit of the leisure centre and the activities it has on offer. We also often enjoy outings to the Empire Comedy Club, Belfast Continental Market and Balmoral Show and many more places!
Access to 'The Base' is by referral from the Northern Health & Social Services Care Trust Day Opportunities Co-Ordinator.
Young Volunteering Programme (funded by Children In Need)
The project funds a youth worker who runs a youth volunteering programme that provides disabled and non disabled young people from the ages of 10-18 years an inclusive environment, whereby they are integral to the decesion making process effecting the programme activities. Where skills development. self esteem and confidence are developed through the activities offered on the Urban Farm. This project is funded by Children In Need.
Access to the Young Volunteer programme is by referral to the Youth Worker on Kilcreggan Urban Farm. Click on the 'contact us' toolbar to either phone or email us.