Referrals/How it works

The Willows Project seeks to provide services for clients who self-refer as part of a direct payments scheme, or are referred by family members or assessors.

We can also be commissioned by referral agencies such as social services, health care trusts, community mental health teams, education authorities and probation services.

Please contact us to find out more and to arrange a visit to the farm so we can discuss your requirements.


I attended a taster day in the summer organised by The Willows Project with 4 people struggling with substance abuse and/or their mental health. So many of the people that I work with feel constantly judged and excluded in their lives, but The Willows Project made everyone felt included, accepted and welcomed. Everyone went away with a sense of achievement, community and wellbeing at the end of the day.

Jonathan – Way Ahead Project Leader