Cantraybridge College was established to promote the skills and talents of young people with disabilities.
For almost 20 years, the college has sought to champion the rights of young people with disabilities by creating opportunities to learn and grow, opportunities which many of their mainstream peers have access to by virtue of them not having a learning disability.
A hybrid of care farming, social care and vocational approaches to learning and development are at the centre of our work with young people with learning and physical disabilities.
We believe that young people, who are different from the mainstream, require a different, specialist approach which takes into account their abilities, interests and goals in life. At Cantraybridge we provide exactly that: a chance to learn mainstream things, in a specialist way which is sympathetic to a range of needs.
We operate a 19 acre small holding from our base in Croy, in the Highlands and young people are encouraged to select for themselves the area they would most like to work in during their time at Cantraybridge.
Cantraybridge College operates a number of unique social enterprises all designed to showcase the skills and talents of young people with disabilities. Our approach to social enterprise has developed over the past 4 years and will continue to evolve with the development of our on-site cafe and shop later in 2013.
The joinery department, operating as Cantray Crafts, produce and sell some beautiful craft pieces made from reclaimed hardwood, the horticulture department is renowned for its plants and vegetables and the lamb we rear each year flies off the shelves. Greenfingers is our commercial gardening service and covers the area between Inverness and Nairn. Not forgetting the small animal department where you can purchase everything from Lionhead Rabbits to Finches and Cockatiels.
For further info, contact:
3 Cantray Square
Telephone: 01667 493500
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