Ferriers Barn Rehabilitation Workshop
Ferriers Barn opened in 1974 as a day
centre for young disabled people, many of whom are severely physically
disabled. It enables them to develop a wider range of interests and activities
and to meet socially in pleasant surroundings. Member's come from as far
afield as Felixstowe, Clacton, Colchester, Bury and Braintree.
Amanda and Christopher Robinson came
to live at Ferriers over 30 yrs ago. At the time there were a number of
farm buildings in the adjacent fields, in a variety of conditions.
A wide range of art and crafts are pursued, including silk-screen printing, painting, horticulture, pottery, de-coupage, cookery and carpentry. These activities are self supporting and the members work is sold privately and in local shops. The members administer their own bank account.
Social gatherings, fund raising events and holidays are all an important part of the Barn calendar. Holidays have been spent in Spain, Germany, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, York, Dorset, Norfolk, Lincs and Derbyshire.
Ferriers Barn is sustained
by voluntary contributions and local government funding which helps provide
a place of opportunity where young people with physical disabilities can
develop their capabilities and lead a more fulfilled life.
Barn celebrated it`s 30th anniversary during June 2003.
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