People and Animals

People & Animals UK is a Community Interest Company that aims to provide animal-assisted therapeutic interventions, activities, education and skills development opportunities for children, young people and adults to support and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals and the wider community.

Our support includes:

  • Volunteering with animals
  • Animal Therapy
  • Community Farm
  • TOAST – COMMUNITY SKILLS SWAP & SHARE
  • Therapeutic horticulture: Therapeutic horticulture based activities involve the use of gardening to improve physical and mental health, social communication skills and problem-solving ability!

Cost: £25/hour

 

Referral process:

  1. Complete the referral form
  2. Visit the farm for an initial assessment
  3. Start participating

The benefits of a sustained and active interest in gardening have been shown to include:

  • Better physical health through exercise and learning how to use or strengthen muscles to improve mobility
  • Improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement
  • The opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion
  • Acquiring new skills to improve the chances of finding employment
  • Just feeling better for being outside, in touch with nature and in the ‘great outdoors’
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Losing weight
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A

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