Welcome to the web pages of Acorn Community Care.

We are a local charity, founded six years ago and now based at Whinflower Hall, just east of Norton in North Yorkshire.

We are committed to supporting vulnerable young adults and offer them agricultural training involving the skills needed for the day-to-day running of a farm.

We offer a very different alternative to a disadvantaged group of people, who have traditionally been failed. We provide a real opportunity to gain self-esteem and have more control over their lives, enabling them to contribute to their local economy.


Our Latest News

Acorn Community Care raised £700 in April by doing a sponsored 5 mile walk. It was a fantastic day and the sun shone for us. We were over the moon by how many people turned up to take part as our service users had put so much effort into it. They distributed posters to local businesses and collected sponsors from families and friends. The 5 dogs we took along had a lovely time too.

Since starting the short breaks/B&B side of Acorn Community Care we have realised the need for a suitable vehicle to enable our guests to enjoy their holiday to the full. We have written to many charitable trusts and local groups. We received a very generous donation from The Earl of Fitzwilliam Estate of £2,000. We will be doing more fundraising in house and seeking more donations to reach our target. A massive thank you to the Estate for their support.

We received a donation from IRWIN TOOLS this week! They sent us a huge box of tools for our employers to use. It was like Christmas had come early to Whinflower Hall. The adults we support will no doubt make good use of them. A great big Thank you to them.

Dave is currently organising to walk the 192 mile trip over 12 days in June 2012. The walk starts in St Bee’s and ends in Robin Hoods Bay.  Dave is doing the walk with his dog Elsa and is hoping to raise £5000 in sponsorship for the charity. Anyone who would like to sponsor him can do so by calling us directly or go to www.everyclick.com and on the fundraising page you can search for Acorn Community Care and sponsor him that way. There is also a link on our Facebook page.

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Statement of purpose

We aim to offer the opportunity to young adults, regardless of their abilities, to live independently in a rural community. We promote the making of informed choices and encourage respect for individual life-styles. We believe that the views of tenants and their carers should be central to decisions, planning and the delivery of a quality service. Through working in partnership with all major stakeholders, we will endeavour to achieve and maintain a flexible approach in order to respond to future developments.