Rumwell Farm Shop have chosen to support a charity in the county throughout 2019 that helps disabled people and carers to have independence. Compass Disability Services will be one of their s charities of the year and will be fundraising for it in a number of ways.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, has told Tone News: “We’re thrilled to announce Compass Disability Services as one of our chosen charities of the year for 2019. The charity undertakes valuable work, helping not only disabled people and carers to have independence, choice and control over their life, but also working with all members of the community to tackle the effects of isolation and loneliness by delivering activities and services that are fully inclusive, helping all ages and abilities to integrate, share experiences, and live the life that they desire.”
Compass Disability Services is a user led charity and its Board of Trustees is comprised of at least 80% disabled individuals. The charity has adopted the Social Model of Disability as a way of working to remove barriers which exclude disabled people from equality of opportunity.
It also runs Compass Wellbeing, which is the first dedicated, fully-inclusive wellbeing centre in Taunton. It aims to offer a wide range of activities, therapies and experiences that benefit members of the community, promote integration and tackles the problems caused by isolation, exclusion and loneliness.
Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent, family-run, award-winning business owned by the Mitchell family. It was originally a potato store, when David and Anne Mitchell began selling their potatoes and free-range eggs at the gate.