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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.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Julian Carnell Trust Director Tel: 01803 732055 Email:director@sharphamtrust.org

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT