Summary of my Nuffield Journey

  In March 2016 I set out on a journey that would change the way I thought about the industries I work in; social care and agriculture. Setting out with the aim of looking at the best way to make social prescribing work on UK farms, my objectives changed very quickly. My initial trip to…

Food for thought in Italy

Flying into to Venice Marco Polo airport and been treated with some wonderful views of Venice and the surrounding countryside was a very good start to my trip. In Italy care farming has been developed for a lot longer than it has in the U.K. I choose to travel to Italy to better understand the…

Green Care in Finland

Finland Finland really is the country of a thousand lakes, 188 00 I’m told! I’ve certainly seen plenty of lakes and trees in my journey through Finland. The further north you travel the less urbanised it becomes. Finn’s like Norwegian’s are very in tune with nature. I am at the Green Care 2016 conference and…

Dementia Care in Norway

Norway, what can I say – a beautiful country with some amazing scenery and friendly people. The Norwegian people are very polite and seem to lead very active lives. They are very in-tune with nature and it is part of their culture to go walking, skiing and outdoor sports. Much more than here in the…

Ireland Nuffield Trip

Flying into Cork airport on my first Nuffield trip was an experience. It would be my first independent travel abroad and I had no idea what to expect from Ireland. I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found. There is some amazing scenery in Ireland and equally passionate and friendly people. My first visits…

Preparing for departure

Here begins my Nuffield16 travel, 18 months of travelling around the world, meeting people, seeing things I would never have imagined possible!? The next 18 months will certainly be busy, as well as Nuffield travel I am building a new poultry shed at home, got a new bathroom to fit, continue helping The Hayshed move…

Ampleforth Plus Visit

Autism plus, Ampleforth I visited a new enterprise called Ampleforth Plus which is part of a larger charity, Autism Plus. Looking to create therapeutic setting for young adults with LD or ASD as a stepping stone site to let them build confidence and work opportunities and gain qualifications. They are looking at offering RHS accredited…

My first Nuffield trip

I have spent the last few weeks doing a large amount of desk research so it was great to get out and about today and talk about my Nuffield and care farming! The first trip of the day was going over to York and talk to Gareth Barlow of BBC Radio York about The Hayshed…

My Nuffield Journey Starts Here

My Nuffield journey started back in June 2015 after talking to Tamara Hall and one of the Farmers Weekly award judges about Nuffield farming scholarships I took the plunge and applied for the scholarship. Fortunately I was selected for interview and my project ideas and enthusiasm worked there magic ! The 2015 Nuffield Farming Conference…