Core Beliefs and Values

Valuing People

The Hereford Community Farm model as it is today evolved from an original concept by the Founding Directors in 2004 to address unmet needs and in response to the publication of the Government White Paper ‘Valuing People’ in 2001 which stated that:

‘Each individual should have the support and opportunity to be the person he or she wants to be’ and ‘To enable people with learning disabilities to lead full and purposeful lives in their communities and to develop a range of friendships, activities and relationships.’

Community led

This remains a core guiding principle alongside strong social, ethical, and environmental objectives written into the organisation’s constitution. Since its inception it has remained ‘Community led’ in the service it provides which has grown organically to encompass a breadth of provision that remains relevant, meaningful, and sustainable with an ethos of self-reliance, forming strong local networks and with a holistic approach to all that it does.

As an asset-locked social business (Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee) the organisation generates its own income from the service provided with any cash surplus reinvested for Community benefit.

Theory of Change

Hereford Community Farm has developed a ‘Theory of Change’ to highlight the issues that it seeks to address, the approach that it uses, and the outcomes and impact of this work;

You can find out more about our values and the Theory of Change here;

Impact Evaluation Report