Director of Operations, Mark Denny, joined the Tees Business Leaders Q and A panel earlier this week. Mark spoke about our exciting plans for our Urban Hub & Social Farm in the Middlehaven district of Middlesbrough city centre.
The social farm will be situated alongside the new digital skyscraper project Boho X, which the Mayor of Middlesbrough, Andy Preston, launched yesterday – bringing green space into the city and creating a community hub accessible for all.
With both indoor and outdoor facilities, it will provide a base for day, evening and weekend opportunities supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health challenges, dementia as well as reaching out to other vulnerable adults in the community and surrounding areas.
Camphill Village Trust has a long history in developing and running social farms and understands the impact on people who attend them and the wider community.
Robin Asquith, Care Farm Manager at the Trust said, ‘Working on the land has many therapeutic benefits. Along with helping people establish new relationships, friends and neighbours, people learn new skills and grow in confidence. Urban farms also afford people the opportunity to really contribute to their community in a positive way.’