Wharfe Valley Farms - WSLIC Powerhouse

Developing life skills for the real world down on the farm…

Wharfe Valley Farms is helping to promote ‘life in the real world’ for teenagers with complex learning and physical difficulties.

Helping the community has always been very important to the Kilby family. When we were approached by James Paylor, Teacher of 14-19 year olds, at West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre Powerhouse in Leeds, we immediately offered support.

As Sallyann says:

“When we were asked for our help, of course we said yes. The work that James and his colleagues do at WSILC is so important in today’s society, and helping youngsters with complex learning and physical difficulties face everyday challenges is paramount in developing these young individuals lives’.

Wharfe Valley offered James a range of coloured bottles (to represent our actual oils range), making selection easier, more colourful, and to give more choice. We also donated jars of Dressings and Mayos so that the youngsters had differing shapes of products to work with – all adding to the creation of a realistic experience of shopping in real everyday life.

West SILC is a regional centre of excellence for the MOVE programme, which supports young people with physical disabilities to develop functional skills for everyday life.

Really pleased to be able to help!