- Address: 52 Lackan Road, Ballyroney, Banbridge, Co.Down, BT32 5JA
- Contact: Dorothy Heath
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mobile: 07856142132
Type of Farm
Suckler cows, Shorthorn beef and Charolais pedigrees, ponies, dogs, chickens.
Set in the beautiful Co.Down countryside, with fantastic views of the Mourne Mountains. Conservation area boundaries most of my farm. Walking groups use area and the ‘green lanes’ network and ‘Bronte Centre’ are close to farm.
Farm Activities Offered To Participants
- Interacting with ponies
- Feeding all animals on the farm
- Cleaning out stables, cattle pens
- Fixing fencing
- Planting trees, hedging, flowers
Dorothy Heath is an Occupational Therapist specialising in working with people with learning difficulties and mental health issues. Dorothy has experience in assessing individuals for work placements. One of her strengths is the ability to break down a task into steps to help the participants to undertake the activity, in order that they achieve success, which is important for their self-esteem.
Pilot farmer for Social Farming Across Borders (SoFAB) from the beginning of project. Have provided Social Farming on my farm one day per week for over three years for three young persons from Southern Trust area.
Just being on the farm is therapeutic as all life happens here. Being exposed to the changing seasons keeps me in touch with reality and the pattern of nature. I notice when new life bursts forth – daffodils, buds on trees and hedges, birds singing and busy making nests. I love being on my farm and I like sharing my experiences with others.