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Malt House Farm Day and Employment Opportunities

Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 5.30pm, evening courses are available on request.

Aim is a day opportunities and employment skills provider. We are based in Bentley in rural North Warwickshire and our small enterprise farm is 8.9 acres, predominantly made up of grazing and housing for our Bees, our rare breed sheep, pigs, alpacas and our poultry,  we have a Dutch barn where we host workshops and outbuildings, some of which are currently used as workshop areas.

The farm house is currently under development, the kitchen as a registered food processing area which can be used to teach cooking and independent living skills and the bedrooms to do the same but to also offer accommodation for weekend workshops or a stay over for families or individuals wanting to holiday away from their home, to meet friends safely for a special occasion, whilst enjoying the countryside. 

We are based in Bentley in rural North Warwickshire 9.6 miles from the centre of Tamworth, Atherstone train station is 2.7 miles from us and we are able to offer a pick-up service from the station.

 Our site has been open through Covid and we have continued to take people from Warwickshire and Solihull and have a full Covid Risk Assessment in place.

We offer the following:

Employment Skill based Opportunities for people with Mental Health issues, ASD,Autism/Aspergers, Social Isolation, Learning, Emotional or behavioural issues, these include: Maths, English, Independent Living, Horticulture, IT, Softward development, Electronics, Website development, Entrepreneurship all up to OCN level 4 

Day Opportunities: 1/2 day and full day (including weekend) Creative craft and wellbeing workshops, classes and courses designed to build skills and confidence and enable individuals to learn a new skill which they then may go on to use as a base of employment, our courses and workshops include:

  • Beekeeping
  • Arts and Crafts including felting and processing/dying wool from our own sheep, jewellery making, furniture painting and upholstery and needlework
  • Various animal courses including keeping pigs, sheep and poultry
  • Gardening
  • Machinery repair and servicing
  • Cycle Repair and maintenance, this includes Cytec level 1 and certificated cycle maintenance courses
  • Seasonal based workshops making Christmas decorations, wreathes etc
  • Heritage crafts including needle felting, wet felting, Coppicing, hedge-laying, charcoal burning,  

Our new website is currently under development and will show our full range of provision including costs for activities and courses.

All of our staff are DBS checked and H&S policies and procedures are up to date, as are all of our courses and activities. Our staff are all trained in Safeguarding, MH First Aid and MH awareness, Autism Awareness and our beekeeper is trained in EpiPen use.

During Covid the majority of our courses will operate with no more than 4 attendees, PPE will be available as will materials and equipment where necessary for courses.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Andrew Radford
Contact Position
CEO
Telephone
07718358721
E-mail
andy@aimeducational.org.uk
Website
AIM Educational Ltd
Facebook
Aim Educational Ltd
Notes

Please contact Andy Radford for more information and a list of courses and costs on admin@aimeducational.org.uk tel 07718358721

Where to go

Name
Malt House Farm
Address
Coleshill Rd
Bentley
Atherstone
Warwickshire
Postcode
CV9 2JS Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)
Notes

We are a small enterprise farm whose animals have been used in our therapy based services. Customers are welcome to visit and when appropriate feed and pet our animals. Our Alpacas are used to halters and are walked daily.  

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£39 per session
Service is Free
No
Details
We offer a range of provision from 2 -3 hour sessions through to day and weekend opportunities. For more information re price contact us at the above address.

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

We accept self referrals

We are able to offer separate carer based sessions

We are able to offer family or group based activity sessions

We are open 6 days a week and can offer evening sessions

1-1 sessions are available

Other notes

As stated we can provide for additional needs and for specific audiences. Some of our courses can be delivered from other venues.

DBS Checks

Have staff or volunteers been DBS (CRB) checked?
Yes
Additional Information

Our staff are trained in First Aid, H&S, Safeguarding, Restraint, Mental Health Awareness and First Aid, Autism Awareness.

Last updated: 26 Aug 2020
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