We aim to help families recover from trauma through our unique therapeutic programme

Who we help

We support struggling children and families

Dandelion Time is most suited for children/young people aged 6-13 with who have faced challenging experiences in their lives such as bereavement, trauma, bullying, abuse of neglect. Children and young people are invited to attend alongside their carer(s)/parent(s) and sibling(s).

What we do

Our approach is family-based and creates opportunities for new beginnings 

We engage children and carers in practical farm and craft activities within the natural world. They care for the farm’s animals and gardens, complete pottery, woodwork and craft projects, and cook together using food they have grown and harvested. Sessions are between 10 – 15 weeks during weekdays only.

of children had improved behaviour at home after the programme

Lewis’ story

Lewis had been born prematurely and at that time his mother was trapped in an abusive relationship with Lewis’s father.

Katie’s story

Katie had never truly known what it was to feel safe and cared for. Attending Dandelion Time gave her the opportunity to learn to trust again.

Jamie’s story

At age 11, Jamie was struggling from the heartbreaking loss of his mother. At Dandelion Time, with father Sean, they began to heal together.

How to make a referral

Dandelion Time can only accept referrals from professionals such as Early Help, Social Workers, GP, Schools, or other professional agencies. If you are a parent seeking support, please ask a professional who knows your child/children best to contact us regarding a possible referral.

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for placements and we generally cannot offer urgent placements. Our Safeguarding Children Policy can be viewed here.

If you are a professional making a referral, please follow these steps;

  • Download and complete our our Referral Form (or click the button below). Please complete one form per child in the case of siblings