Ferriers Barn Rehabilitation Workshop
Ferriers Barn opened in 1974 as a day
centre for young disabled people, many of whom are severely physically
disabled. It enables them to develop a wider range of interests and activities
and to meet socially in pleasant surroundings.
Amanda and Christopher Robinson came
to live at Ferriers over 30 yrs ago. At the time there were a number of
farm buildings in the adjacent fields, in a variety of conditions.
These images taken in the early 1970`s,
indicate the tremendous challenge to convert old farm buildings into the
centre we see today
Ferriers Barn is sustained
by voluntary contributions and local government funding which helps provide
a place of opportunity where young people with physical disabilities can
develop their capabilities and lead a more fulfilled life.