Road Farm Countryways CIC is part of Care Farming UK whose aim is to promote, enable and support the development and growth of care farming provision throughout the United Kingdom.
RFCCIC is 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 through
Research research includes through Natural England (see link below), particularly involving the University of Essex; more research through MIND regarding the impact upon mental well-being, and also through the Let Nature Feed your Senses Project though LEAF and SENSE:
Government’s Natural England white paper
Research through MIND
Let Nature Feed Your Senses website
The Sensory Trust website