Straight from the Horse’s mouth …
Thank you for inviting me to experience the fabulous therapeutic activities at Beckside Farm. I found the experience extremely inspiring and motivating. Your leadership and
passion is incredible and a great example of how one can make a difference to the quality of people’s lives. We were most impressed by the person centred approach and capacity building ethos in terms of tapping into the natural gifts and assets of all the individuals. The attention to detail and kindness designed to build self-confidence were a privilege to witness and a great example of 'compassion in action’.
Mark Todd Chair Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
I am so pleased that John has settled so well. He really does enjoy coming and it's great that he is happy being part of the group. Thanks to your staff and volunteers for their friendliness and support. I am so glad we have found you!. Derby City Council Personal Budget User
Dad going to the farm for the day has given him purpose, new contacts and a sense of achievement in a safe and supportive environment. Farm staff have been so talented and caring...it means mum can have a full day of rest. This support has bigger impact than anyone could have realised. Daughter of Beckside’s Dementia group member
The progress shown with our students was superb and the confidence that they got from working with you and your animals grew leaps and bounds Teacher Specialist Autism school
Jamie is really enjoying his time at Beckside and this positive interaction is a welcoming sign, thanks again! Charlie is also "buzzing" about Beckside and is wanting to come in the next academic year Work Experience co-ordinator, SENAD Group
David’s mental health has improved significantly through the work he does looking after the animals … Personal Budget user, read David’s Story - Derby City Council Personalisation Newsletter October 2015
Jenny and family are all very pleased with the suitability and opportunity to learn new skills and an appropriate work ethos environment. An improvement in emotional well-being is apparent, this helps all who support her and this has noticeably boosted self-esteem. Thank you. Social Worker, Derbyshire County Council
Alan is loving the farm -it is proving to be one of the most positive experiences he has had in his life. Thank you! Supported Living Scheme Manager
Thank you for an amazing day, loved every minute. Enjoyed being outside in the countryside…I forgot all about my caring duties. Thoroughly enjoyed the day…haven’t laughed so much for ages Carers at Beckside in partnership with Derbyshire Carers Association
Thanks for all you are doing with them, I think they are really getting a lot out of it… parents are pleased too and apparently behaviour between the pupils is less disruptive when they have spent time apart from each otherSENCO, Secondary school Derbyshire