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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Larchfield Lemon Cake gets Police Approval!

Larchfield Lemon Cake gets Police Approval!

During a recent visit to Larchfield, Paul Rayne (Rural Crime Reduction Officer) and Barry Coppinger (Police and Crime Commissioner) sampled the delights of the cafe. After Paul declared that his cake was the 'Best lemon and almond cake I've ever tasted!' he was introduced to Joanne, one of the regular bakery workshop team responsible for making the cakes, scones, biscuits and pastries.

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 www.middlesbroughtoolsworkshop.org.uk

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

Tribal Marsquers Dance for Sisters United Group social

Tribal Marsquers Dance for Sisters United Group

In September the Tribal Marsquers entertained Sisters United (a women's group drawn from Larchfield and beyond) with a wonderful display of American Tribal Style Belly Dancing. This is a colourful mixture of flamenco, middle Eastern folk dance and Egyptian steps. The costumes were breathtaking and the skirts alone contain 25 metres of material.

Debbie and Jeanne try out their moves social

Debbie and Jeanne try out their moves

In true Larchfield style it didn't take long before community members got on the dance floor. It was a fun day with additional entertainment from the group's guitarist who played folk songs while the Marsquers had a much needed rest.