Windmill Hill City Farm (WHCF) improves the health, well-being and life chances of local people by providing a range of educational, recreational and therapeutic services and facilities.
● Supported volunteering. Opportunities to work alongside the staff team of the organisation delivering services or maintaining the facilities; including in the farm, gardens, café, playground or administration of the organisation. Work may be undertaken in groups or individually with specialist support available for people with learning difficulties, those with mental health issues or for people recovering from addictions.
● Two groups run for older people providing a social support service to help older people stay independent for longer. Those taking part have a social circle of peers that help them through issues like loneliness, frailty and isolation.
● Children and family services. An Ofsted-registered nursery caters for children aged 9 months to 5 years old. The nursery follows the early years foundation curriculum to give children a great start in a social environment. The interaction with the farm and gardens make it a unique facility.
● Recreational services. The farmyard and gardens offer a productive and beautiful space in which to relax, to learn or to exercise. The farm produces food which is sold through the café or on site. The café provides top-quality food at affordable prices and gives people the opportunity to gain skills through volunteer work.
● Courses. A wide range of adult-education courses are delivered on site. These range from pattern cutting to keeping chickens, novel writing to jewellery making.
● Third-party services. Many other groups use the facilities to host their own services ranging from Alcoholics Anonymous to Cherubs breast feeding support.
Windmill Hill City Farm is situated in Bedminster around half a mile south of Bristol City Centre. It covers a four-and-a-half acre site that is a green oasis in an otherwise urban landscape.
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Is there a cost for these services?
Access to the site is free and open to all.
Some programmes are supported by funders and are free to service users.
Some activities carry charges.
Due to changes in funding from BCC, supported volunteer roles must be self-funded. Please contact Nicky Bacon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about placement costs.
Do you offer concessions?
Concessions are offered on some activities for those in receipt of state benefits.
Courses in particular are heavily discounted.
How can people access this service?
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Mental Health; Learning Difficulties; Learning Disabilities; Recovery; Addiction; Drugs; Alcohol; Older People; Children; Families; Schools; Youth; Play; Farm; Farming; Gardens; Gardening; Horticulture; Green Gym; Café; Courses; Adult Education; Arts; Crafts; Environment
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Services that increase accessibility
All public access areas of the site are accessible to wheelchair users.
Older people's services collect participants from their home with a fully-accessible minibus.
Volunteers with support needs (learning difficulties, mental health issues, addiction recovery) can be supported by an in-house staff team (social worker, occupational therapist).
Activities are adapted for children with disabilities in the nursery and other children's groups.