A BAYTON farm which provides support for people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions has received funding from Worcestershire County Council.

Nineveh Ridge Farm was set up two and half years ago by Pippa Bannister after she realised her farm could have a number of benefits for a variety of people in Worcestershire.

The County Council set aside a fund of £750,000 to support organisations such as Nineveh Ridge Farm in the Changing Futures fund for the voluntary and community sector.

Pippa Bannister said: "The Changing Futures Fund has provided valuable support and an immense confidence boost to me personally.

“The support packages I have chosen have made a real impact on all of us working here as a team and we have a new found confidence in how to run the organisation well for the future."

The Changing Futures fund will be available for organisations until 2015.

Suzy James, Worcestershire County Council's voluntary and community co-ordinator said: “We are keen to promote this fund to voluntary organisations and community groups in Worcestershire, if anyone is interested in getting help with developing a new or existing organisation please get in touch with us and find out more."

Visit worcestershire.gov.uk/voluntary, call 01905 728650 or email cff@worcestershire.gov.uk