Special Needs

We believe that everyone has unique potential and creativity!

Opportunities for People with Learning Disabilities in 2015-16

Camphill Association


We are delighted to be a member of the Camphill Association

At Pishwanton Wood we have a  wide experience in looking after people with special needs, with or without their carers.

We offer therapeutic outdoor and indoor activities in a safe, health-giving environment to people of all ages and abilities.

What can we offer?
Through a person-centred learning plan based on a wide variety of skills training opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Supervision and Training for people with behavioural support needs, additional support needs and special needs.

  • Education in Land and Craft Skills.
  • Tailor-made individual programmes
  • A quiet environment to come to peace.
  • Opportunities to practice gentle handwork.
  • A place of good social interaction in a relaxed and tranquil woodland setting.

We strive to ensure the realisation of every individuals potential as far as we are able.

Some of the jobs we do together:
  • Planting trees and caring for them.
  • Felling trees, using the timber in buildings.
  • Constructing fences and woven hedges.
  • Caring for animals.
  • Making a garden.
  • Wool spinning, dyeing, felting, knitting and weaving.
  • Harvesting and processing herbs.

Whether you already enjoy working outdoors or just want to give it a try, we will be glad to work with you to build a good new connection to the natural world and to stand together as responsible citizens to create a sustainable future for the earth.

We currently have spaces within our day service for a few new clients. if you are interested please contact “Pishwanton Care” at Quince Cottage, 4 Baxtersyke, Gifford, EH41 4PL.

You can download and print the leaflet from here.