Larchfield Community

Larchfield enjoys the benefits of the countryside alongside all the amenities of a major town

Who we are

Who we are

We offer adults with a learning disability the opportunity to make both their home and work-life here or to attend our popular workshops as a day placement. Set in around 160 acres of rural farmland which is bio-dynamically farmed, Larchfield enjoys the benefits of the countryside as well as all the amenities of the major town of Middlesbrough, which is a ten-minute car journey away. 

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Some of the Singers social

Some of the Singers

We had our first Karaoke Night on the 4th of April with nine people singing with a fabulous audience who sang along and danced.

On the Dance Floor social

On the Dance Floor

There was a great range of songs from rock to ballads that brought tears to our eyes. The evening was a roaring success and another Karaoke night has been planned for May

Ashley in his smart new overalls social

Ashley in his smart new overalls

When Ashley came to live at Larchfield a couple of years ago he was still attending school. Since leaving in the summer he has been spending time getting to know everyone in the community really well and has now started working on the farm

Off to see Pepsi social

Off to see Pepsi

On Thursday, 12th of October Ashley had his first shift on the farm. He spent the afternoon mucking out Pepsi the Shetland pony and filling up bags with barley. He had a brilliant time and will be going to work on the farm every Thursday afternoon.

Open Doors at the Tools Workshop

Open Doors at the Tools Workshop

The Allied Resource Community (Middlesbrough) have a workshop based at Larchfield. Donated tools are restored to a second life and while some garden tools are sold locally to raise funds most of the tools are sent to Africa. To make enquiries about donations or places in the workshop please visit

The photo shows Steve Conway, tools workshop manager, talking to visiting families during Larchfield's recent 30th anniversary celebrations.