Bendalls Farm

 

Bendalls Farm is a specialist residential service, we specialises in working with adult males with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health needs who also have difficulties living in the wider community and who may have a Forensic history.

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Bendalls Farm is set in the Mendip Hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The home is located in two-hundred and fifty acres of private farm land which belongs to Bradbury House Ltd. The farm has no rights of way or public access, making it extremely safe and secure.

View from the window in the dining room
The Home is a two storey new build property that is just outside the hamlet of Green Ore, 5 miles from the City of Wells, with good public transport links to Bristol and Somerset, buses running every half an hour. There are 10 beds all with en-suite bathrooms.
Within the home we have a large communal TV lounge, with adjoining games room with a full size pool table and dart board for socialising, and a large communal dining room with spectacular views across the farm. We also offer a training kitchen for Service Users to build and improve their independence skills. All our Service Users have structured programmes and activities to meet their individual needs.

Lounge at Bendalls Farm

Dining room at Bendalls Farm

The rural location makes this a safe and relaxed environment, ideally suited to people who need to get away from the stresses of modern city life, while they receive the help and support needed to prepare them for a return to their local communities. The home is an ideal step-down for people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act or released from the Prison Service and are now ready for their first steps in returning to independent living. We are able to offer therapeutic work placements on the farm, where people can learn a range of skills including caring for animals, horticulture and environmental projects.

Our service users are encouraged and supported to access the local community through volunteer projects and organisational events which include Camping trips, Pantomimes, Firework displays, Fetes, Boat rides, pig racing, parties and charity fund raisers.

The service users who live here all attend Day Services Day Care as part of their care package.  Working alongside staff, they ensure the up-keep of the farm as well as earning Therapeutic Wages. This includes such jobs as working with and feeding the animals, planting and tending crops, harvesting fruit and vegetables, and a host of other meaningful work based activities. See Day Care for full details.

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