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Job Vacancy - Job Coach

Job Vacancy - Job Coach
August 2017

Job Coach / Support Worker Vacancies at Forever Savvy Want to join a growing progressive team of enthusiastic people, who help and support people into an independent future?  We have 2 part time vacancies NOW available; Click the links below for more information; Two days part-time  Three days part-time These are part-time roles, working ... (click to read more)

Awards Evening 2016

Awards Evening 2016
January 2017

Here are a few of the photographs taken at our Awards Evening, we hope you enjoy looking at them. We had a great night posing for the pictures, and thanks Judy for the making the special hat for Amanda, it looks stunning I think!       Cafe Savvy Awards Having the confidence to be ... (click to read more)

Parelli Passes - Awesome

Parelli Passes - Awesome
December 2016

We're so proud of these three trainees.  They are the FIRST Savvy Trainees to enter audition videos to the United States, to achieve Parelli Level 1 online PASS ++. An AMAZING achievement as these auditions are taken by both able and disabled people alike, on a level playing field, looking ... (click to read more)

Generous Sponsor

Generous Sponsor
December 2016

Forever Savvy has been working closely with Lucy at Mutual Shoots to produce a promotional video, which you can view below. One of our big challenges in this production was to find a sponsor to cover the production costs.  It's taken 6 months but we are extremely pleased to announce ... (click to read more)

Raising Aspirations

Raising Aspirations
October 2016

With Dorothy Goodman School Forever Savvy are proud to be part of Dorothy Goodmans week long event encouraging their students going through transistions to raise their aspirations as they get ready to leave school.   We will be running a Workshop on 12th October 2016 helping the students explore transferrable work based ... (click to read more)

Leicestershires Centre for Integrated Living

Leicestershires Centre for Integrated Living
October 2016

ALL day Social Media Event - FREE to attend   Forever Savvy will be taking part in Social Media Cafe with The Real Junk Food Project !  Every Friday 11.30am - 2.30pm  Join us and many other organisations to find the right pathway for your future.   we will be helping to raise awareness and ... (click to read more)

Kitted out for Winter

Kitted out for Winter
September 2016

Winter time is always challenging working down at the farm.  Many weather conditions to deal with; wind, rain, rain, more rain, ice, snow and just generally lots and lots of  cold weather. Every year we're impressed how our Savvy Trainees at Potters Marston and Bagworth farms learn how to cope ... (click to read more)

Cafe Savvy now OPEN

Cafe Savvy now OPEN
June 2016

Exciting NEWS We are really excited to invite you along to our latest venture Cafe Savvy. We are working in partnership with Bagworth Community Centre to open an amazing community coffee shop, that provides free WiFi along with drinks and snacks. ... (click to read more)

NEXT, make a Generous Donation

NEXT, make a Generous Donation
May 2016

We’d like to thank NEXT for their donation of £200 received in May 2016.  Generous donations such as this will go a long way in helping to make our new Project Café Savvy get off the ground and become our next successful Savvy Centre. We look forward to reporting on ... (click to read more)

Open Day is a Big Success

Open Day is a Big Success
May 2016

The weather was wet but the spirits were high for Forever Savvy’s 4th Annual Open day this year. What started as an idea in 2011, has now become 3 established projects (Horse Savvy, Work Savvy and K9 Savvy), based over 2 centres, in Potters Marston and Bagworth, and also out ... (click to read more)

New Poly Tunnel at Horse Savvy

New Poly Tunnel at Horse Savvy
April 2016

We’d like to thank the Milton family for raising enough money through coffee mornings and car booting to buy a fantastic new Poly Tunnel which has now been put up at Horse Savvy. We look forward to seeing what we can grow in the garden this year. ... (click to read more)

Choice Unlimited

Choice Unlimited
April 2016

Choice Unlimited has teamed up with the Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living to host a free event for disabled, older people and carers. The free event will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm. At the event, exhibitors from across the country will be giving out free information, showcasing their products and ... (click to read more)

Walkers Crisps help with Electricity Supply

Walkers Crisps help with Electricity Supply
February 2016

Many thanks to Walkers Crisps for their very donation of £350 in February 2016.  This money has been put towards the £900 cost of installing an electricity supply to our refurbished porta cabin, which will provide us with hot water. The porta cabin acts as a canteen at lunch break ... (click to read more)

Building Business Partnerships

Building Business Partnerships
November 2015

Forever Savvy provides an outdoor, positive risk environment, developing practical transferrable skills for independent living and the workplace, to people with moderate/severe learning disabilities.  Those who attend experience a broad range of life skills such as land management, animal welfare, gardening and rural crafting. Our programme aims to improve the ... (click to read more)

Forever Living raises funds via Facebook

Forever Living raises funds via Facebook
October 2015

Many thanks to Amanda Phelps and Forever Living for hosting a two week online Facebook event in October 2015 which successfully raised £124. This money has been used to buy some new Wheel barrows for Horse Savvy and K9 Savvy. ... (click to read more)

The Council wants to hear your views

The Council wants to hear your views
October 2015

Leicestershire County Council has been working out what services and support needs to be available over the next 4 years for adults who need may need support from adult social care. The council wants to hear your views on the changes that will need to be made at a ... (click to read more)

K9 Savvy is now open

K9 Savvy is now open
September 2015

K9 Savvy Opened... Forever Savvy are very proud to announce that they have opened their second centre in Bagworth. Following on from the success of Horse Savvy we now have K9 Savvy.  This project will be piloted by two members of staff and two trainees over the next 6 months to ... (click to read more)

New Venue

New Venue
June 2015

We've Moved...   We are excited to announce that Forever Savvy have moved to a bigger, better venue. You will now find us at Church Farm, Stanton Lane, Potters Marston, Leicestershire, LE9 3JQ. This is a working farm breeding pigs.  We are fortunate to be located in a dutch barn with 4 ... (click to read more)

Go Learn - New qualification at Savvy

Go Learn - New qualification at Savvy
December 2014

Forever Savvy alongside Leicester County Council's "Go Learn" Team  are currently developing a certified course on Wednesdays at our centre in Thurlaston alongside our Savvy trainees.   The course will be dealing with Natural Animal Care and Building Confidence using the following Aim Awards Units; Building Confidence: Working with Animals (click to ... (click to read more)

Much awaited donation page

Much awaited donation page
November 2014

We are regularly fund raising to provide extra support for our Savvy trainees and animals and are often asked if a donation can be made.  Well now it can, we have linked up with PayPal to enable you to make charitable donations.  Below is suggested amounts and what the ... (click to read more)

Savvy Fundraiser

Savvy Fundraiser
November 2014

Recycling to raise money with Jimmy Joes Forever Savvy has begun to collect unloved clothes, bags, shoes, belts and soft toys to raise funds.  For full information see www.jimmyjoes.co.uk Jimmy Joes are a clothing recycling operator aiming to reduce clothing ending up in landfill by extending the product lifecyle of the ... (click to read more)

Generous donation

Generous donation
October 2014

Leicestershire based ‘Forever Savvy’ is celebrating receiving a very generation donation from Vikki & Martin Meakins of Video Analysis Solutions which means adults with learning disabilities who train at the project have a new pony to work with.   Based in Thurlaston, Forever Savvy, was established in 2011 to help young ... (click to read more)

Work with Purpose

Work with Purpose
August 2014

Bird Boxes for the Wood   Since our Open day on 12th June 2014, the Savvy team have been making 10 bird boxes for delivery to a wood in Measham, Leicestershire.   The bird boxes are of our own design and are assembled and painted by our trainees.  On 10th August, we finished ... (click to read more)

BBC Radio Leicester Broadcast

BBC Radio Leicester Broadcast
August 2014

Forever Savvy got it's 15 minutes of fame on 1st August 2014, when BBC Radio Leicester came along and did a 2 hour outside broadcast down at the farm. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon when Jason Chance and his crew spent the afternoon with us.  Savvy trainees gave the ... (click to read more)

Leicester College Partnership

Leicester College Partnership
June 2014

Forever Savvy had the pleasure on 19th June 2014, in welcoming 5 students from the "Moving On Group" of Leicester Colleges Continuing Studies Course to the farm. The students had the chance to experience a days work at the farm and got enthusiatically involved in building a track extension to ... (click to read more)

DMU and Learning disability week

DMU and Learning disability week
June 2014

Forever Savvy was honoured to be invited as delegates to the De Montfort University Learning Disabilities insight day on 17th June 2014 To enable student nurses to gain an insight to learning disabilities De Montfort University adopted the theme for the "National Learning Disability Week (Mencap #LD2014) – “celebrating people ... (click to read more)

Open Day Celebrating Carers Week

Open Day Celebrating Carers Week
June 2014

A Big Success.   On12th June 2014 Forever Savvy joined in with National Carers week (ttp://www.carersweek.org/carers-week-quest) and opened it's doors to visitors and traders.   The weather was perfect, the weeks of planning and organisation came together, the traders showed up, the horses were groomed and platted and ready to show their best side.    We ... (click to read more)

Facebook Page

Facebook Page
June 2014

We've Launched our Community Facebook Page Many thanks to Angie Stokes for putting together a community Facebook page last week (9th June 2014).  This will enable us to keep you up to date of everything that is happening down at the farm.  See our progress and join in the fun.   Our ... (click to read more)

Thanks Essential Print Services

Thanks Essential Print Services
September 2013

Generosity is key to Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services so much so that they kindly made Forever Savvy their organisation of the month to support during August 2013. Along with a packet of yummy sweets we received 1000 professionally printed compliment slips FREE of charge. Yvonne is a fully-fledged entrepreneur ... (click to read more)

Summer Taster Sessions 2013

Summer Taster Sessions 2013
August 2013

Ever moving forward and developing the project we decided to open up the farm to new trainees over the summer.  This gave the chance for young people of 17+ going through children to adult transistions at school to experience a future placement when they move on.  It also allowed ... (click to read more)

A Surmountable Challenge

A Surmountable Challenge
August 2013

When Rob Phelps received a text in the October of 2012 about attempting the 3 biggest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours, he didn’t take long to think about it “I was looking for a physical challenge at the time and it fitted the bill. It ... (click to read more)

Forever Savvy Host Event During Carers Week 2013

Forever Savvy Host Event During Carers Week 2013
June 2013

With Silver Medal winning VIP Guest Outdoor education project, Forever Savvy, has celebrated Carers Week 2013 by holding a coffee morning, to support carers in the region. With a very special guest, Special Olympics Silver Medal winner and local girl, Aliya Al-Nowaihi aged 29 - who also happens to be ... (click to read more)

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation
June 2013

Award £1000 to kick-start Forever Savvy’s new Woodworking initiative The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation is pleased to have recently awarded £1000 to Forever Savvy, the outdoor education project for young adults with learning disabilities, to fund essential materials to begin a new woodworking initiative.   The Community Foundation awarded the money ... (click to read more)

Big Society Grant Supports Leicestershire Outdoor Education Project for Disabled Adults

Big Society Grant Supports Leicestershire Outdoor Education Project for Disabled Adults
May 2013

Leicestershire based ‘Forever Savvy’ is celebrating receiving a Big Society grant from Leicestershire County Council which means more adults with learning disabilities will be able to sign up to the Community Project which provides further education in a traditional farm setting.  Photo caption: Amanda Phelps founder of Forever Savvy, being ... (click to read more)

Sence Accounting Fund Raising provides Shelter for Forever Savvy Trainees

Sence Accounting Fund Raising provides Shelter for Forever Savvy Trainees
September 2012

Leicestershire based, Sence Accounting Limited was delighted to donate £1250 to Forever Savvy last year, by holding a quiz night and a prize raffle supported by many other local businesses.   Photo caption: The Lush team with Tina Kirby (far left) and Sarah Beggan (far right), of Sence Accounting Limited.         This fantastic donation ... (click to read more)