Growing for the Future
“The Happiest Place on Earth”
Who are we?
At Dale Farm we are all one happy community made up of staff, volunteers, and the people we support. We are a people centred service for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities; we provide people with disabilities meaningful work and opportunities.
We believe in equality and diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to assess, support, advocate and provide training to enable everyone to be safe, happy, and fulfilled whether this is as a volunteer, staff member or somebody we support. We see ourselves as one happy farm family where anyone is welcome no matter their ability or disability.
Funding and Providers
Dale Farm is funded in two ways, through Dale Farm Trust and Wirral Evolutions.
Dale Farm Trust
Dale Farm Trust (registered charity 1156516) raises money from our products, services and from kind donations. All money raised by the trust supports projects, maintenance and materials needed for the effective running of the farm.
Without your help and support we would be unable to provide such a diverse and comprehensive service to those people we support. We would like to give our thanks to all those who support us, we could not do it without your help.
Wirral Evolutions provides personalised day services and opportunities for adults with a wide range of learning and physical disabilities. Wirral Evolutions is part of Wirral Borough Council (WBC) adult social care dept. The WBC pays staff salaries, maintenance and provides support for the farm; without this funding we would struggle to provide ample support for people’s needs.
Wirral Evolutions and Dale Farm work to enrich the lives and opportunities for people with learning and physical disabilities through maximising their personal potential. It is their mission to work together to inspire lives, remove barriers and widen horizons for those we support while:
- Enriching Lives
- Improving Wellbeing
- Developing Individuals
- Being Community Integrated
Can you help
Volunteer with us
Are you interested in people? Are you interested in horticulture? Perhaps you have other practical skills such as marketing, preserve making, carpentry or office administration? If you are kind, patient and supportive we would love to hear from you. If you’re interested in helping us, please fill in our volunteer interest form or for an informal chat, please give Suanne a call on 0151 342 7819.
“I believe Dale Farm is the happiest place on earth; where students, staff and volunteers can grow and flourish alongside our environment.”Rosie – Dale Farm Trust volunteer
By coming to the farm and buying our farm fresh produce, plants and other services you are helping support Dale Farm Trust.
We appreciate any donations made to Dale Farm Trust, any amount no matter how big or small helps support projects and our work on the farm.
Again, we would like to thank the public for all their help and support.
- Christmas Fair PreparationsChristmas preparations start early here on Dale Farm. Every year we hold our spectacular Christmas Fair. We spend months preparing for the great event; over the next few months we will keep you updated on our preparations and give you a sneaky peak at what
- Perennials to Grow in the AutumnThe aim of planting some perennials is to get them to germinate, by providing them with a period of stratification (cold conditions required for germination). Sowing seeds in autumn mimics a process called stratification, which happens naturally in nature – the seeds fall to the
- Project Locker RoomWe had a cramped, old, relatively small and difficult to use locker room; this only allowed very limited numbers of people to use it at any one time, there were no facilities to sit and change footwear, no room to hang coats or store shoes,
- Field Preparation and Seating AreaThis blog is going to be updated as the project progresses. We spend a lot of time out on the field working; when it is hot or raining, we don’t have any shelter to sit, relax and hide from the elements. After discussions with volunteers,
- Official Opening of Sensory GardensThe Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Jerry Williams, officially opened our newly rebuilt sensory garden on Saturday 19th August 2023. After more than two years of work by staff, volunteers and the people we support our beautiful sensory garden is officially open. In his speech the mayor
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