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Growing Independence

Magdalen Farm 10.00 8th August 2022 - 10th August 2022

New program available for SOMERSET and DORSET teenagers/young adults with a learning disability!

Running from 8th - 10th August, 'Growing Independence' will teach independent living skills to teenagers/young adults living in Somerset with autism and/or another learning disability (up to 25yrs) who, given the right support, have a chance at living semi-independently as adults.

Lasting for three days and two nights, one parent/carer will stay overnight to support their teenager/young adult but they will not play an active part in the programme. Both the teenager place and the adult/carer place is FREE.

Additionally, the whole family can stay and have their own break whilst their teenager/young adults is having fun gaining skills. Families can go off to the Jurassic coast or stay on the farm relaxing, it’s up to you.  Just be back for 5:30 for supper which will be cooked by the teenagers. Additional family places will cost £20 per person per night. A bedroom will be provided for each family and if we are able, we will provide teenage dorms.

Specialist Magdalen staff will be teaching the teenagers/young people:

·         Cooking – cooking healthy, nutritious meals from cheap, sustainable ingredients.

·         Cleaning  - cleaning their own rooms and communal areas.

·         Laundry – using the washing machine.

·         Gardening – simple grow-your-own skills.

We expect the teenagers/young people to:

·         Have fun

·         Gain self-awareness and skills

·         Contribute to the farm by looking after the farm animals

·         Make friends and socialise

·         Gain tolerance in accepting differences.

Please contact 01460 30144 or email info@magdalenfarm.org.uk for further information on suitability, and how to book.

Magdalen Farm
Winsham, Maudlin
Chard, Somerset TA20 4PA
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