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Robert Owen Communities
The Robert Owen Communities (approx 80 acres)
Lower Sharpham Barton Farm is leased to the Robert Owen Communities (ROC), a charity providing working opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. It is also run on biodynamic principles.
ROC aims to equip each person with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to lead a full, purposeful and satisfying life, and to contribute to the quality of life of others.
People with a learning disability are encouraged to learn skills and confidence through engagement and challenge. ROC offers individualised programmes of learning as the basis for achieving certificated vocational skills and supporting independence.
The Trust joined with its longstanding tenant The Robert Owen Communities and partner Ambios to provide an exciting Sharpham Outdoors Project at Lower Sharpham Barton Farm. A learning and engagement centre is being developed for a wide community of learners and to provide a home for the wide range of environmental education activities that Sharpham Outdoors has become accustomed to delivering.