Upper Moreton Farm is a 100-acre natural grassland beef and sheep farm in the beautiful countryside of Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire, approximately two miles from Cannock Chase an area of outstanding natural beauty. The farm has been in the Carney family ownership for over fifty years.
As the name suggests the farm is on the top of a gently sloping valley, the landscape includes native grasslands, hay meadows, small copses, several wildlife ponds, fishing pools and well established broad-leaved trees namely ash and oak.
In 2009 the farm entered into a ten year agreement with Natural England to host free educational access visits for schools and groups. Up to December 2016 over 308 visits have been completed, with well over 750 individuals from all over Staffordshire and beyond benefitting from a rural experience in the countryside.
In 2010 part of the farm became a Care Farm, and in 2015 the Community Interest Company known as Upper Moreton Rural Activities was created.
Upper Moreton Rural Activities offers rural day opportunities for individuals who have a learning disability/difficulty and are in receipt of a direct payment or personal budget. It is also able to offer free courses that promote health and well-being for individuals who have a mental health need and/or learning disability and meet the course criteria.
Volunteer with Us
We have a range of volunteering opportunities in animal care, gardening, general maintenance, handicrafts and fund raising. Our volunteering scheme enables potential volunteers to get involved and participate in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.
We encourage our volunteers to assist our participants in a range of daily activities and in return we make our volunteers feel very much part of ‘the team.’ The benefits of volunteering can include an improved sense of well-being, increased levels of physical activity, learning new skills, training opportunities, gaining a new social circle and much more.
If you would like to know more about volunteering opportunities at Upper Moreton Farm, please contact Carol Carney on 07814 237211 for a chat or send us a message.
Who We Work With
We have close links with the following local organisations and believe in partnership working, enabling community involvement and inclusion for everyone.
Local Authority: Staffordshire County Council
Business Enterprise Support Ltd (BES)
Local Educational Authority/Academy Schools
Local NHS Providers: Wiseability Stafford
Local Healthcare Organisations: www.dehealthcare.co.uk
Local Colleges: www.staffordcoll.ac.uk
Natural England: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-England
Growing Rural Enterprise: www.growingruralenterprise.co.uk
Country Trust: www.countrytrust.org.uk
and many more