Acorn Community Care


Home Day Services

Our Day Service

Our Day Service care is based at Whinflower Hall in Norton. This isn’t your typical day service! Our main site is set on 8 acres of farmland with stunning views of neighbouring Settrington and the Yorkshire Wolds. Being located just off the A64, we are within easy reach of Malton and its surrounding villages. Anyone local who accesses the old railway line will probably have the pleasure of meeting our herd of Alpacas, they are very quiet but love to “people watch” the folk who walk down the lane.

During the week we offer bespoke support to individuals living with learning disabilities and other complex health problems. The people we support come to our day service on a wide range of days to suit their lifestyle. We can offer daytime support ranging from ½ day to 5 full days.

Whilst at the farm, it’s not just farming that’s on offer, we have a wide range of activities to hopefully suit anyone who attends this service.

Some of the ongoing activities and projects include:

  • Animal Care
  • Horse Care and walking
  • Wood Work Studio
  • Mechanic workshop
  • Welding project
  • Paint Shop
  • Gardening
  • Allotment & Polytunnel horticulture project
  • Farm renovation works
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • And… Lots of grass cutting!!

All our daytime activities are carefully structured in order to give the people we support a meaningful day whilst having lots of fun.

Our ethos for this service is

“We aim for everyone to go home with a smile on their face”.

Many of our projects have been established by our people who access the service. In addition, two of our trustees are also active members at the farm and these trustees bring a valuable skill set to our board by being experts by experience.

If you are interested in seeing and getting a feel for what we do ‘on the farm’, please use the contact us page to ‘get in touch’