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Larchfield Community

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What do we offer adults with learning disabilities? 

We offer adults with a learning disability the opportunity to make both their home and work-life here or to attend our popular workshops as a day placement.   

Every contribution made by the adults at Larchfield is valued and the emphasis is on personal growth, happiness and being respected as an individual.

Larchfield location

Set in around 150 acres of rural farmland which is organically farmed, Larchfield enjoys the benefits of the countryside as well as all the amenities of the major town of Middlesbrough, which is a ten-minute car journey away. 

Larchfield is proud of its community cohesion while at the same time is flexible enough to respond to individual support needs in creative ways.

As well as making use of the local shopping centres, sports and entertainment facilities all within walking distance, we also have easy access via Larchfield community transport and good public transport to local seaside resorts and the North York Moors and beyond. 

We have strong links with the local community through our employees and volunteers, partnerships with local groups and our cafe and shop which are open to the general public. We sell produce from our farm, garden and bakery as well as our craft products which can be viewed on social media, bought in the shop and at local shows such as Saltburn Food Festival and Stokesley show.  

Supported living 

We offer enablement and support services and housing related support for people with a learning disability. All individuals at Larchfield receive this support, with 34 people receiving support with a regulated activity, from teeth brushing to full personal care. 

The accommodation we have ranges from family style houses, flats (both one person and two person) to a three-bedroom detached house. 

Day opportunities 

We offer day opportunities and activities for the people we support at Larchfield and for people in the wider community. Find out more here. If you’re interested in attending one of our day opportunities or activities, please contact us 

Currently, 82 people access our day opportunities. This is made up of 57 day placements and 25 people who live in the community. 

Our day activities include supported opportunities on the farm and gardens, bakery and cafe, and arts and crafts workshops. 

The farm workshop provides a variety of work-based activities to individuals of varying ages and abilities such as:  

  • Helping at lambing time.
  • Feeding and bedding cattle in winter months.  
  • Caring for Pepsi the pony. 
  • Milling grain – weighing, bagging, and labelling.  
  • Painting – walls, barns, and gates. 
  • Making and using Biodynamic preparations.

For our gardens, people can get involved in: 

  • Raking grass.  
  • Weeding.
  • Making compost heaps.

Our arts and crafts workshops include a broad range of nature-based crafts including:

  • Woodwork.
  • Ceramics.
  • Painting.
  • Felting.
  • Embroidery.
  • Printing.
  • Decoupage.
  • Knitting.
  • Crochet.
  • Macrame.
  • Weaving.

Larchfield café

We also have our Larchfield café and bakery on site which provides our community with food production day activities and the chance to develop skills in retail, hospitality and customer service.

For our café, people can get involved in:

  • Food and drink preparation.
  • Preparing food safely.
  • Serving customers.
  • Operating the till.
  • Developing money handing skills.
  • Keeping the café and shop tidy
  • Opportunities for social interaction.

For our bakery, people can get involved in:

  • Preparing food safely.
  • Recipe development.
  • Working creatively with your hands.
  • Basic maths knowledge.

Come and visit our café for a quick bite to eat or a nice brew.

Dementia Friendly Communities

We have also been certified as a Dementia Friendly community by Dementia Action.

Larchfield Community, Camphill Village Trust, dementia friendly

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in finding out more about our communities, get in touch with us.

Phone: 01642 579800

Email: larchfield.enquiries@cvt.org.uk

Address: Stokesley Road, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9DY

To make a support referral please click the link below to find out more.

Support Referral

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Key Contact Information

Phone: 01642 579800

Email: larchfield.enquiries@cvt.org.uk

Address: Stokesley Road, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9DY