Vision, culture & values


To empower vulnerable people to reach their potential and live a healthy life. We will do this through rural activity and training, with a strong focus on sustainability and care for the environment.

Everyone mucks in

At Sunnyside, there is a strong family culture. In happy or sad times, on quiet or busy days, we always support each other. If there is an incident in the jam making kitchen to resolve, or a problem on the allotment to weed out, everyone mucks in. We are very understanding, supportive and patient, and most importantly we accept and celebrate everyone’s differences.

“Laughter, banter, friendship, acceptance, empathy, understanding and humour. A splendid cocktail of plants and people mixed with a huge sense of enjoyment. These are the memories I take from Sunnyside.” Peter Cotton, Project Worker.

Entrepreneurial, ambitious and able

At Sunnyside, we make no apology for being ambitious. Our leadership has always been entrepreneurial and now we have a team that is able to not only come up with the ideas, but also to implement them.

It is our ambition and our can-do attitude that has brought us to where we are today, whilst our ability to be creative and flexible helps us operate three sites successfully. We deal with challenges every day and no two days are the same.