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Herons View Care Farm

Set on a 10 acre small holding Herons View Care Farm is a day care and respite facility for young people and adults with learning disabilities.

Providing a small scale friendly service five days a week for those looking for a predominantly outdoor environment.

Activities currently include; Animal care, Horticulture, Arts & Crafts, Wildlife and Countryside Activities, Country Crafts, I.T. Skills, Local outings, Work & Life Skills

Herons View is a satellite centre for Kingston Maurward College providing City & Guilds qualification in Skills for Working Life.

Herons View
Bluebell Lodge
142a Rye Hill
Bere Regis
BH20 7LP
01929 471662
07786 557618
Contact Name
Christine Whitmarsh
Contact Position
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Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Times Available:
Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm.
All Year Round
From 18 years  to 80 years .
Contact provider directly for costs
Other Costs:
Transport cost
Special Provisions:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Physical Disability
Motor impairment
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Hearing Impairment
Learning Difficulty
Speech, Language & Communication Needs
Downs Syndrome
Referral Criteria:
Via Independent Living Team
Via Social Services
Via GP or other health professional
Self Referral
Via Voluntary agencies
By Parents or Family
Referral Procedure:
Please ring Herons View
Languages Spoken:

SEN and Disabilities Service Description

Herons View offers a person entered approach to the day service and as a consequence the service is developed for each individual by supporting their interests and promoting their strengths. 

If they wish, they can be considered for inclusion in the City and Guilds, skills for working life certificate. This study can help to develop personal and work related skills, which in turn could enable progression into further study or supported employment, or enhance independent living skills.

The City and Guilds qualifications are provided via Kingston Maurward College, if accepted on the course, the individual will have student status with them.

SEN and Disabilities Access

Please contact Herons View in the first instance to come and have a look around the facility and to see the activities on offer. A free taster day can then be arranged with a view to seeing if the service is suitable for the individual.

Usually, the placement is supported by a social worker from the local office in which the individual resides.



SEN and Disabilities Transition

The service is not time limited.

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Do you have a First Aid Policy?
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