Oaklands Park

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What do we offer adults with learning disabilities? 

Oaklands Park location 

Oaklands Park is a 150-acre rural community situated near Newnham On Severn on the edge of the Forest of Dean. 

We offer opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and other support needs. They live and work within a beautiful location, where their contributions to the life of our community are valued. 

Our 150-acre estate offers a livestock farm, 8-acre market garden, wood workshop and a weavery. We have animals and grow and sell vegetables, fruit, flowers and firewood to the local community and other outlets. We follow biodynamic principals to produce quality food without chemicals and artificial fertilisers. 

The Victorian mansion house is home to our library, games room, meeting room, hall and coffee bar. We also host many local businesses on site including a florist, cider maker, and the Dean Forest Food Hub. 

We have a shared workshop set-up with The Grange community providing a wide range of opportunities and greater social engagement and interaction. 

Support on offer 

We support adults with a learning disability and Autism. The people we support have varying support needs; this consists of:  

  • Support with budgeting. 
  • Daily living skills. 
  • To be as independent as possible. 

Across the Gloucestershire communities we have a mixture of shared accommodation and single person accommodation. All the accommodation is supported living. 

Workshops and activities 

At Oaklands Park, we offer day opportunities and activities to the people we support and those in the local community. 

Find out more here. If you’re interested in attending one of our day opportunities or activities, please contact us. 

Oaklands Park day opportunities consist of:  

  • Crafts and woodwork.  

The market garden is run as an opportunity for more independent community members to volunteer; this is accessed by 14 people. 

Lydney community support

In 2014, Oaklands Park took on the management and support of the old Taurus Crafts support services. The new name for these services is Lydney Community Support. This managed accommodation in Lydney includes community houses, townhouses and purpose built flats for those with greater independence. Support is always close at hand. Most of our housing is close to Lydney town centre.

Many of the people we support work and volunteer at Camphill Village Trust’s Taurus Crafts Visitor Centre, close by which has continued to be popular to those local to the area and those visiting. Taurus Craft Visitor Centre sells a range of quality products including those found on our online shop.

Want to know more?

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

Contact Us

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

Support Referral

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Key Contact Information

Phone: 01594 516551

Email: oaklands@cvt.org.uk

Address: Oaklands Park, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1EF