Client Success Story: Georgia
Georgia has been working at Lower Bush Farm since February 2019. The Farm welcomes students including adults with learning disabilities and students from various SEND schools for land-based and animal care work experience.
When Georgia started, her and her manager, Rowanna, discussed the sort of tasks that she wanted to work on and what her goals were. From this they made a list together of animal based jobs that she felt she could work through independently, with support from Georgia’s Job Coach, Paul. Each week Georgia and Rowanna discuss what jobs need to be completed and what jobs Georgia would like to complete from her list. She independently carries out real jobs such as; cleaning the small animals feed bowls, sweeping the concrete slabbed area in the goat and chicken pens, poo picks the horse fields and grooms the Shetland pony.
Rowanna said: “I know, that with Paul’s support, Georgia can complete those jobs with a high level of competence and independence.”
Rowanna went onto say that Georgia is a pleasure to have onsite – she is kind and polite to all staff and students and the team enjoy having her onsite.
Georgia said: “Although working with horses is my passion, my additional sessions at Lower Bush Farm have given me experience working with lots of different animals.”