Larchfield Community

Lee makes the move to Larchfield

Lee Farnaby first came to Larchfield as a Day Placement in 2014. He had previously attended Upsall Hall at Swan's Corner but when that closed down he was one of the first to transfer to Larchfield. Fast forward now to Monday, 5th February 2017 when Lee achieved his dream of coming to live in Leven House.

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New biomass boiler for Larchfield

As our knowledge of the dangers of global warming and carbon emissions grows there is increased interest in trying to use energy sources that are both renewable and sustainable. At Larchfield we already have a biomass boiler that fuels the Guild building, it runs on wooden pellets made from recycled wood or wood from a renewable source. The boiler has very low emissions and the amount of ash it produces each year would fit into a dustbin. 

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Meet Aidan Boland, Day Placement

Aidan Boland has been coming to Larchfield as a day placement for about eighteen months now. He is here on Mondays and Fridays working in four workshops - the cafe, farm, bakery and craft. Aidan especially likes working in the bakery and the cafe as he enjoys preparing food and being with other people. Away from Larchfield Aidan has some very interesting hobbies.

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From one charity to another

Generous community members and day placements came together in early December to raise funds for the charity MIND by having a Christmas Crafternoon in the main hall.

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New arrivals of the four-legged variety

Larchfield farm is pleased to announce the safe arrival of five calves so far this year; one girl and four boys. Amir Taleb is pictured with the youngest calf just before having its ear tagged.

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