Countryways CIC is a member of Social Farms & Gardens whose aim is to promote, enable and support the development and growth of care farming provision throughout the United Kingdom.
We are working towards the Code of Practice recently introduced and we have accreditation under the CEVAS training programme (Countryside Education and Visits Accreditation Service).
There has been much research to highlight the importance and benefit of improving people’s linkage with the countryside. Evidence reports compiled by a partnership between the Sensory Trust and “Linking Environment And Farming”, Recent Government sponsored research by Natural England (see link below), particularly involving the University of Essex, and also the ‘Let Nature Feed your Senses’ Project though LEAF and SENSE:
A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care (by Natural England, 2016)
Government’s Natural England white paper
Let Nature Feed Your Senses website
The Sensory Trust website