Who is Wellies-On?
We are a 40 acre care farm in Abberton just outside of Colchester, in the heart of the Essex countryside. A care farm brings together the care of the land, environment and animals with care of the people. We open our doors to anyone who can benefit from being out in the countryside and enjoy taking part in the daily life of a working farm.
At Wellies-On our philosophy is…
“Tell me and I’ll forget; Show me and I might remember; Involve me and I’ll understand.”
Who do we work with?
Wellies-On works with a wide range of individuals from different backgrounds and of different ages. Some examples include:
- Anxious school refusers and young people struggling within a mainstream educational setting
- Young people and adults experiencing mental health issues
- Young people and adults a learning disability
- Older adults and people with dementia
How to access our services
We take referrals from schools, colleges and Social Services.
We also take self-referrals from people who can individually fund the service they require.