GREEN CARE FARMS in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship

Kujawsko-Pomorski Agricultural Advisory Centre in Minikowo in partnership with the Local Action Group “Bory Tucholskie”, execute the project under the Regional Operational Programme of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region for the period 2014-2020.

Realization time: from September 2016 till June 2018.

The project assumes creating and operating of 15 care farms in 5 districts of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship. Care farms service and housing for 75 people. Clients participate in classes and get support through 8 hours per day, 5 days a week (in groups consisting of 3-8 people). Each participant  of the project receive care services for the maximum of half a year (in total 225  participants). This will allow a substantial amount of participants access to this innovative type of services and help them make any future decision to continue participation during the life of the project.

In December 2017 course for caring of elderly and disabled people was conducted within the framework of the project. Those engaged in caring of people who did not have qualifications for it participated in that course.

Ongoing consulting for care farms is provided throughout project, these consultations help adapt the activities according to the specific needs of participants of the care farms.

Support training within the establishment and development of care farms will be organized.

In Poland individual care for elderly people is dominating so far. Project will help to develop caring of small groups, where people can meet together and develop new relationships. This will mitigate issues connected with loneliness.