In 1976, a group of Byker residents took action to develop an inner-city farm on a derelict industrial site in Newcastle’s Ouseburn. The goal was to provide local children and adults with access to green space and the opportunity to learn new skills.
Today, with the support and investment from Tyne, Ouseburn Farm Charity is a bustling visitor attraction, education centre and training facility in the heart of the city. As Tyne’s charitable subsidiary, Ouseburn Farm’s core aim is to provide a diverse and integrated setting where adults with learning disabilities and additional needs can work alongside staff and community volunteers, gaining new skills and real-life work experience. The charity also provides a free-to-enter visitor attraction and education centre for the local community and school children.