Family Care Trust

Build Us Up Project 2023

We are fundraising towards the costs of building a new cafe at Newlands Bishop Farm. The new building will provide a large kitchen and dining area for project workers to learn catering skills as well as upper floor training rooms for college courses.
by 56 supporters
RCN 1045025


In 2011 Berrys Cafe was built at Newlands Bishop Farm to provide a kitchen, eating and training facilities for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems attending the farm. Since then NBF has continued to grow and now needs a larger canteen to provide hot meals, access to learning life skills and designated educational spaces.

Newlands Bishop Farm provides work based learning to adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems. By accessing a wide variety of areas individuals are able to develop individuals confidence, self esteem and skills which can in the future transfer into a work placement or employment.

The new canteen will provide seating for up to 120 project workers, with a large training kitchen and upper floor training rooms. It will help the farm provide more opportunities for individuals to access the much needed service of offering adults with learning disabilities opportunities to gain work based and life skills. The build team has now started on this fantastic new project and progress is looking great already!

For those of you familiar with the farm you will know how much we need more indoor space, especially as we continue to develop and grow the activities available to the project workers who attend. The new education rooms will allow us to develop our training and education programs so that we can provide more focus on getting project workers access to employment opportunities and skills.

The project workers are enjoying seeing the building work progress and are busy helping us to re arrange some areas of the farm in order for the builders to have a safe space to turn around with machinery etc.

The challenges of this project is funding. This is a big one, and we will need your help to make it happen! We are looking at ways that we can raise money for the canteen, but if you have any suggestions please get in touch with us.

There are many factors involved in setting up a new facility like this - from the design of the building itself through to what equipment needs to be purchased and installed inside it. Costs can fluctuate throughout the build itself for materials and we want to ensure this building has everything it needs to improve the services offered at the farm further.

If you'd like to get involved, there are a number of ways you can do so -

Donate. All donations will go towards funding this project, which is still in its early stages. Please consider making a small or large donation. Every bit helps!

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About the charity

Family Care Trust

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RCN 1045025
The Family Care Trust provide professional care and support services throughout Solihull and the wider West Midlands to enable people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities to live their lives with dignity choice and independence. We offer reliable services

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