Fifty organisations that are actively changing Britain's communities for the better were recognised as Britain’s New Radicals by The Observer newspaper, which has teamed up with Nesta to celebrate people who don't just talk but also do, and who are taking risks and changing the world for the better.
One of the 50 organisations named is Clinks Care Farm near Beccles where the Farming on Prescription project has enabled GPs to prescribe a series of sessions on the farm for those with mental health issues. In addition, people from disadvantaged communities, carers and people with dementia also attend. The aim is for people to learn new skills, to improve mental and physical health, to feel they have value and, wherever possible, to allow a person to move into employment.
A highly acclaimed film of the project was premiered in Suffolk last November at the Growing Together Conference supported by Suffolk ACRE.
The Prime Minister has praised the work of Britain’s 50 New Radicals
“They are building the bigger, stronger society that I want us all to be a part of. I hope their example will motivate others to take action and get involved."
Doeke Dobma and fellow Director of Clinks Care Farm Iris van Zon will be attending a celebration ceremony in London next week and a short video of their work is available at