The Shire @ Crockermoor
Meet The Team
Meet The Team
Business Owner/ Director
Pip was brought up on a small holding in the heart of Somerset. Her parents purposely built their house for her disabled sister to benefit from the space, and gain therapy from the animals they owned. Pip completed her work experience at Fiveways Special needs school in Yeovil and attended Yeovil college passing an NVQ Level 2 in Social Care, before going on to achieve Level 2 & 3 Counselling skills whilst being a carer in the community. She then worked in her family construction business which is where her passion for woodwork and renovating properties took hold. Pip later went on to work for South Somerset District Council installing life line units for vulnerable members of the community, where she gained knowledge of all different types of medical conditions and ailments. More recently, she has worked in the Disabled Facility Grants team at the Council where she assesses the clients long term needs and designs and supervise adaptations within properties, liasing with Occupational Therapists and other medical professionals. Outside of work, Pip has attained qualifications in autism awareness, first aid and safeguarding in order to further her knowledge of assisting the vulnerable community.
Her desire has always been to set up a care farm for members of the community with learning disabilities/special needs from a variety of backgrounds. She is driven by the knowledge that she has been given the opportunity to share the farm with others, as well as acting as a tribute to her sister who sadly passed away when she was 10 years old.
Matt was brought up in a rural part of Somerset by his parents who built their own house. At a young age he was raised to learn the family’s coal/oil merchant business. He would bag coal, chop wood and help make deliveries with his dad and uncles. Matt worked for the company, eventually becoming the Yard Manager for the coal yard in Glastonbury, running and maintaining the yard together with managing public safety, daily risk assessments and the maintenance of the Heavy Good vehicles. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Matt was a keyworker playing a vital part during the winter months to deliver coal/supplies to vulnerable members of the community, risking his own life for others, going above and beyond his line of duty. Matt has been asked over the years to attend numerous charity organisations throughout the South West with his vintage Tractors and Family Steam Engine and as a result has brought huge support and success to charity venues and events. Matt has renovated and restored many vintage tractors over the years and would love to share his knowledge with members of the community, in order for them to have the satisfaction of bringing something old back to its original state.
Not forgetting our furry friends! Here are just some of the animals here at Crockermoor.
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