About us

All the wonderful things that happen at Woodlarks

The Woodlarks Centre is an exceptional care home and activity centre situated in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Farnham. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and support for people with a range of disabilities, in a warm and stimulating environment. Although the centre was founded in 1949, people with disabilities have been enjoying outdoor activities, care and attention on this site in Farnham since 1930. A local couple from Lodge Hill Road, Lt Col and Mrs Strover, together with Lady Baden Powell set up the Woodlarks Campsite Trust in order to give people with disabilities the same opportunities as the able bodied. The chance to go camping in a beautiful rural location and even have access to a swimming pool was enjoyed by thousands during the 1930’s and 1940’s. During these years the charity grew in size, but then split in 1949 into the workshop trust and the campsite.

The home and grounds are spacious and fully accessible, giving residents the freedom to be independent. All rooms have an ensuite wet room and caring and compassionate staff provide high quality, personalized residential care.

The Woodlarks Campsite continues to thrive on an adjacent site and The Woodlarks Workshop Trust, which later became The Woodlarks Centre, was established in order to become a registered housing association offering accommodation for the disabled. Alongside this, a workshop where wooden toys were made was set up, creating employment for residents with disabilities.