Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Windmill Hill City Farm
Description

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.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
Alternative names
WHCF
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working
This organisation provides support for
Children & Young People Disabled People Families Parents Older People Wheelchair Users Adults Learning Difficulties Drug & Alcohol Misuse Men's Health And Wellbeing Dementia Women LGBT People On Low Income
Regions
Bristol
Is there a cost for these services?
Contact for details
Cost information

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 (nicky.bacon@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk) for more information about placement costs.

Do you offer concessions?
Concessions information

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?
Self Referral
Business Hours
MondayFrom 08:00To 21:00Farmyard closes 17:00
TuesdayFrom 08:00To 21:00Farmyard closes 17:00
WednesdayFrom 08:00To 21:00Farmyard closes 17:00
ThursdayFrom 08:00To 21:00Farmyard closes 17:00
FridayFrom 08:00To 21:00Farmyard closes 17:00
SaturdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
SundayFrom 09:00To 17:00
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
Philip Street
Address 2
Bedminster
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS3 4EA

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Services

Service Descriptions

Keywords

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

Helpline Details

Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

General Accessibility

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.

Tick here to add details of how your services is accessible to people with a physical disability.

Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
200 meters
Bus numbers?
52, 75, 76, 90, 121, 510, 511, 672, N6
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
100 meters
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
On site - 4 spaces for nursery parents to pick-up and drop-off their children. Otherwise use NCP car park on Dalby Avenue or on-street parking available on Philip Street
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
Spaces described above can be used by blue badge holders at any time
Disabled parking telephone
No
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?

Internal Access

Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?

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