Enablement Ark Closure

It is with great sadness that we have had to take the decision to close Enablement Ark.  This is due to us not being able to secure the lease on the land to enable us to continue.  Therefore the provision will close at the end of December 2023.  All service users, families and professionals have been informed, and we are discussing individual packages of continued support as appropriate.

All animals are being rehomed to vetted and appropriate placements to continue their therapeutic work.

CCT Community Enablement Team Ltd would like to sincerely thank everyone that has helped us to make necessary arrangements for the animals and supported the exit plan with positivity during this very difficult time. If anyone has concerns of queries please email enablementark@challengect.co.uk.

Upcycling is on the up down at the farm!

At Enablement Ark we make use of so many materials which would otherwise go to landfill or simply be dumped. And our animals and service users are very grateful!

Old tyres, pallets, tree branches …. Who says it’s rubbish?

Here at Enablement Ark we have been using old tyres to provide a ‘dish’ for the hay in the goat enclosure. They also love to climb on top of the tyres when we pile them up. Goats are naturally skilled climbers – did you know this? They are curious and active animals so climbing and balancing can be a form of play and exercise as well as survival.

Yum, yum! Lots of hay on offer from tyres that would have been thrown away
Our goats love to balance on disused pallets

With donated old pallets, we have been able to make shelving and along with tree branches, our volunteers and service users have created perches for our chickens.

Disused pallets keeping some of our library of books in order
Our chickens love our home-made perches

For more information about services offered to young people with additional needs at Enablement Ark, please email us on enablementark@challengect.co.uk