WHAT WE DO
Founded in 2008 and based on a small holding in Farnham, Surrey, Change of Scene provides animal assisted learning to young people with a range of complex emotional, social and behavioural needs which cause them to flounder in education.
With one-to-one support from a key worker, attendees spend one morning or afternoon a week learning to care for our 13 species of animals, as well as carpentry, horticulture and cooking, improving mental health and self-esteem.
To date, 165 young people have attended Change of Scene, spending, on average, 12 months with the charity.
Placements costs are covered by schools or local authorities. Around 1/4 of our annual running costs are raised through fundraising, donations and grants.
WHO WE HELP
Our attendees are children and young people aged 7 - 18 who need help to achieve their full potential. Most are at risk of, or already, excluded from education or struggling to take their next step in life.