Articles of Association

The objects of the charity are for the public benefit:

To advance the education of people with autism spectrum condition (“ASC”) and associated difficulties by developing their capabilities, skills and work-related training opportunities though the provision of therapeutic farming, rural, craft, conservation-based and other appropriate activities on Pennyhooks Farm or other suitable rural locations which operate a traditional conservation-focussed approach to farm management and which provide an appropriate environment for people with ASC;

-to advance the education of people who work with people with ASC and associated difficulties on farms or other suitable rural settings providing training and in such other ways as the Trustees see fit;

–to provide relief for people with ASC and associated difficulties and for those caring for them through the provision of residential and respite care in Pennyhooks Farm or other suitable rural locations and in such other ways as the Trustees think fit.

The trustees with endeavour to ensure that everyone engaged in furthering the Objects shows unconditional positive regard and care for students, clients and all those associated with them; in particular the Trustees will endeavour to ensure that the basis of the Charity’s work is as set out in the below Schedule:

Schedule

The Charity recognises that people with autism have particular needs for support relating to their condition (high anxiety, sensory hypersensitivity, communication & social difficulties; movement & executive planning disturbances) and that Pennyhooks Farm enables an appropriate response to their need. This is facilitated through supported access to the seasonal rhythms, daily & predictable routines, space & green environment, purposeful activities & other aspects inherent in farm life. The Charity’s approach to its work is based on the ethos ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ (as summed up in Christ’s teaching of the story of the Good Samaritan.) This describes a compassionate and effective response to others who are in need.