Spring is in the air!! Read about our current activities, new ventures and more in our new Spring 2012 newsletter… and check out the flying lamb! View Spring 2012 Newsletter
Welcome to naturalability.org
Natural Ability is a registered charity (Charity number 1136665) and company limited by guarantee (Company number 6959710). It is an agricultural and land-based training, employment promotion and support organisation for people with learning and other disabilities.
Our vision is to be a successful, financially stable, locally organised, independent, alternative lifelong learning and support model for those with learning disabilities.
Fundamental to the organisation is:
- Respect for the environment
- Learning about farming
- Caring for animals and plants
- Living in a sustainable way
We are delighted to announce that Natural Ability has been awarded a grant of £330,739 from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund! This grant, which will be spread out over the next five years, will enable us to continue to provide training and work experience to people with learning and other disabilities. We are also hoping to…
Annual-report-2011 The 2011 Natural Ability Annual Report details the way the charity has devloped from April 2010 from March 2011. As well as our end of year accounts it contains our chairs report and details of forthcoming plans.
Natural Ability has changed the way it looks to better reflect its ideology. Guided by Chris Welton, of Alpha Reputation Architects, the directors and managers worked together to completely review the mission and values of the organisation. “The result is not only a fresh new look in terms of our logo, our website etc” comments…
There have been both ups and downs for Natural Ability since our first newsletter. You can read all about what we’ve been up to during 2011 in our December newsletter. Download Natural Ability Newsletter December 2011
Natural Ability prides itself on providing high quality, really person-centred services for vulnerable people of all ages. A new string to our bow has been added to our services with the development and provision of a bespoke programme of education and social care for a fourteen-year-old young man with complex Autism and learning difficulties. Part…
Having received an Awards for All grant, Natural Ability has been able to support some young people with learning disabilities to learn about managing and main-taining the health of our rivers. Ceri Gibson, the River Watch Manager from the Tyne Rivers Trust led the work with some Sixth Form students and staff from Hexham Priory School in learning about…
Earlier this year Natural Ability began working with the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. This is a national charity based in London that does research and development to improve the support available to people with learning disabilities and their families. A major strand of their work is about helping people make the most of…
Our garden at Sipton
Natural Ability's garden project
Working on the Nature Trail
Working with the Allenheads Trust to maintain the nature trail and care for wildlife