Nurturing, Valuing, and  Inspiring each and every person at the farm to reach their full potential

About Us

Nineveh Ridge is run as a Social Enterprise:  a non-profit making business. It is set in a beautiful area of countryside on the Worcestershire/Shropshire border. We try to keep our carbon footprint as small as we can, and we encourage re-cycling and re-using in all that we do. We encourage local businesses to help their community by ‘buying into’ the work that we do. Several have now donated materials to us, or funded projects.  

Our Aims

To help our service users to achieve the following:

  1. To adhere to a structured day, taking into account the specific needs of the individual, and so encourage a connection with their environment, both at the farm and away from it.
  2. To learn to work and socialise with others in a team, although recognising that some service users like to work alone sometimes.
  3. To work to the plans set out in individual care plans, with soft and hard targets to meet, however small.
  4. To give service users the opportunity to work towards in-house certificates of achievement, or to take Land-based Qualifications, to help to build their self-esteem and pride in their work.
 

Phone

01299 832864

Email

ninevehridge@gmail.com

Location

Nineveh Ridge Care Farm
Nineveh
Nr. Cleobury Mortimer
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY14 9AL

 

Hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00am –3:00pm
Weekends: Closed

Nineveh Music

Our Objectives

  1. To provide social, educational, therapeutic and developmental opportunities for all service users, whilst empowering them, as much as possible, to make choices for themselves.   
  2. To ensure that everyone at Nineveh Ridge, whether they are service users, volunteers or staff, feels valued for the part that they play towards the success of the farm.
  3. To help people to gain in self-confidence, this will encourage them to seek an active role in decision making in their lives away from the farm.
  4. To enable people with special needs to experience a different kind of ‘Day Care’, where they can enjoy a meaningful day in a relaxed setting, without being understimulated or un-motivated.  
  5. To make sure that vulnerable service users are protected, following the principles set out in our Safeguarding Policy.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission at Nineveh Ridge is to provide a safe, welcoming environment where service users can develop a wider personal, social and emotional awareness. Our vision is to create a structured day, developed specially for the needs of each individual person, which enables them to learn and make progress in a safe non-judgmental environment, where they can feel respected and valued for their part in the project however large or small, regardless of their race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age or ability.
 

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Our Staff

Pippa Bannister (Care Farm Manager) taught for  23 years in mainstream schools, with 2 years experience working in special needs departments. She has an Advanced Level 2 Diploma in Counselling and has worked for 'MentorLink' working with children with behavioural and emotional problems in a Kidderminster secondary school. She and her husband Mark set up Nineveh Ridge in 2008.

Pippa Bannister (Care Farm Manager) taught for  23 years in mainstream schools, with 2 years experience working in special needs departments. She has an Advanced Level 2 Diploma in Counselling and has worked for 'MentorLink' working with children with behavioural and emotional problems in a Kidderminster secondary school. She and her husband Mark set up Nineveh Ridge in 2008.

Sean Wilson is our 'Music Man Extraordinaire' as well as being an outstanding support worker. Sean has gained his Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care whilst with us.

Sean Wilson is our 'Music Man Extraordinaire' as well as being an outstanding support worker. Sean has gained his Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care whilst with us.

Mark Bannister (Farm Manager) has farmed here for 35 years and has a good knowledge of farm animal husbandry and the maintenance and financial running of a small farm. Mark carries out all of the minibus runs to pick up and drop off clients.

Mark Bannister (Farm Manager) has farmed here for 35 years and has a good knowledge of farm animal husbandry and the maintenance and financial running of a small farm. Mark carries out all of the minibus runs to pick up and drop off clients.

Emilia Craig joined us in June 2015. She worked as a one to one carer with young adults with Autism in her previous job. She has proved to be a wonderful addition to the staff, showing a caring and sensitive approach to all the service users.

Emilia Craig joined us in June 2015. She worked as a one to one carer with young adults with Autism in her previous job. She has proved to be a wonderful addition to the staff, showing a caring and sensitive approach to all the service users.

Jon Yates is Deputy Manager, and is in charge of the running of the day to day activities, and the qualifications as well as farm maintenance & woodwork; he is the practical one amongst us, and encourages all service users to 'have a go!'

Jon Yates is Deputy Manager, and is in charge of the running of the day to day activities, and the qualifications as well as farm maintenance & woodwork; he is the practical one amongst us, and encourages all service users to 'have a go!'

Rachel Pritchard worked as a volunteer at the farm for 4 years before we took her on as a member of staff. She completed her Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care last summer, and is a good 'all rounder' as well as working with Jon as a qualifications tutor.

Rachel Pritchard worked as a volunteer at the farm for 4 years before we took her on as a member of staff. She completed her Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care last summer, and is a good 'all rounder' as well as working with Jon as a qualifications tutor.

 

Qualifications

We offer the opportunity to take Accredited qualifications (EL2, EL3 and L1 Diplomas) in the following:

  1. Farm Animal Care
  2. Small Animal Care
  3. Horticulture

The following gives examples of units from each qualification:

Farm Animal Care

Small Animal Care

Horticulture

For further information contact the farm for a leaflet or a chat.

21st February, 2016  :

We have been inundated with requests for placements at Nineveh Ridge Farm recently, mostly from groups and Care Homes. Unfortunately Nineveh is bursting at the seams now and so we need to expand.

We are setting up a new woodcraft workshop for adults with learning disabilities at the farm, with the long term goal being that the products we sell will cover the costs of service users attending: We have the advantage over bigger organisations that we don't have massive overheads/top heavy staffing. 

Friday 30th September, 2016 :

In June 2016, we opened Nineveh Projects! A lovely new cabin arrived in May, we filled it with new tables and chairs, bought some tools and started working...

The Projects has been open for 3 months now, the days are filling up gradually and service users work with support from our dynamic staff on creating amazing woodwork and other items to sell. We mostly use recycled pallet wood, as well as kind donations of other recycled wood. We are making a wide variety of 'shabby chic' shelving, hook racks, mirrors and tables and more...as well as renovating furniture

Please support our work by purchasing our products. Nothing in this catalogue is mass-produced, a lot of time and effort has gone into their production by some very special and amazing people.

As these items are individually made, we can alter size to suit, just ask.

The day consists of working on making the wooden items to sell: Sanding, painting, varnishing, screwing as well as labelling, pricing and even marketing. There are plenty of opportunities to relax in the lovely welcoming farm environment at lunchtime, and to have a look around the farm animals. We always end the day on a light note...either karaoke, bingo or a sing song with our 'resident musician' !

  

                                                                   SHOP

                                                                   SHOP

 
Pallet Table: 92x42cm x 51 high £50: Can be painted or stained.    

Pallet Table: 92x42cm x 51 high £50: Can be painted or stained.

 

 

Shelf: Green stained (optional): 53x42 cm £20    

Shelf: Green stained (optional): 53x42 cm £20

 

 

Christmas Tree: 117H x 60w (£40): Optional extras: red/green painting/gold spray/wooden baubles with names/lights: please ask) Other sizes available just ask !!    

Christmas Tree: 117H x 60w (£40): Optional extras: red/green painting/gold spray/wooden baubles with names/lights: please ask) Other sizes available just ask !!

 

 

2 Shelves: 96cm wide 74cm High. £60

2 Shelves: 96cm wide 74cm High. £60

Christmas Star £20(optional gold/red/green/etc paint)  

Christmas Star £20(optional gold/red/green/etc paint)

 

Large Coat Hooks (5) : 102cm wide59cm high(optional paint)  £60  

Large Coat Hooks (5) : 102cm wide59cm high(optional paint)  £60

 

Small Coat Hooks:  

Small Coat Hooks:

 

Shelf: Same as green one above £20

Shelf: Same as green one above £20

Planter: 53cm wide x 78 cm high £25  

Planter: 53cm wide x 78 cm high £25

 

Pallet Coffee Table105cm x 70 cm x 38 high £65: Varnished then sanded to make a lovely smooth suface. But can be left plain.

Pallet Coffee Table105cm x 70 cm x 38 high £65: Varnished then sanded to make a lovely smooth suface. But can be left plain.

Heart Shelves: 102w x 120 high £65

Heart Shelves: 102w x 120 high £65

Phone/Plant Table : 64h x 34x42   £40

Phone/Plant Table : 64h x 34x42   £40

Shelf with Shabby chic mirror 56w x 54h£50

Shelf with Shabby chic mirror 56w x 54h£50

Heart Clock 28x28 cm£15

Heart Clock 28x28 cm£15

Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers £75 (with optional matching table mirror £15)

Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers £75 (with optional matching table mirror £15)

Stripey Clocks...any colour£10

Stripey Clocks...any colour£10

'Holey Shelves'  £35

'Holey Shelves'  £35