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* 1. Which Council area do you live in?

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* 2. During our pilot project 2019-20, up to 5 individuals from 4 different countries visited us weekly via referral from the International Meeting Point in Belfast. These visits allowed refugees and asylum seekers who otherwise had no easy access to the countryside, or opportunities to put their skills to use, to come and help out on the farm and experience the physical, mental and social benefits that working together in nature can provide.

Do you think that this is a worthwhile project?

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* 3. This project builds upon a Social Faring movement which has steadily been growing across Northern Ireland in the last decade, which has primarily involved adults with learning difficulties or mental health needs with farm work for the benefit of their wellbeing. At present, however, no other farms provide this service for refugees and asylum seekers here.

Do you think that expanding this service to this user group would be a good thing for the community, either a) locally

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* 4. or b) regionally?

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* 5. Below are the key outcomes we wish to achieve for the service users who will visit as part of our planned and extended project. Please rate each area in which we aim to help in with a level of importance

  Very important Important Moderately Important Slightly Important Not Important
Learning skills
Improving community cohesion
Improving family cohesion (for families of refugees/asylum seekers who will visit together)
Gaining work experience to help with making steps to employment
Improving wellbeing
Improving English skills

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* 6. To what extent would you be happy for refugees and asylum seekers to visit a farm in your local area?

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* 7. Working with a partner organisation, our expanded project would aim to create a network of other Social Farms across Northern Ireland trained and funded to provide Social Farming to refugees and asylum seekers across the province.

Do you feel that this is important for:

  Strongly agree Agree  Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
Passing on the lessons learned from our pilot project
Scaling up the impact from our pilot project
Providing relevant training for other social farms and farmers
Providing increased access to Social Farming for asylum seekers and refugees across Northern Ireland
Providing a greater geographical coverage of Social Farming for asylum seekers and refugees

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