NEW: Lottery Funded Dementia Project
"Animals and the Outdoors" - for people living with dementia
We are delighted to announce that we have been given a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. We are now running a project offering animal interactions and outdoor activities for people with dementia. This is a really exciting addition to our service and free of charge to anyone who wants to attend.
We are running sessions on a Friday and people have the choice of attending either at 1030-1200 or from 1-2.30pm. People attending are welcome to bring a carer or family member but this is not necessary as we will have staff on hand at all times! We are taking referrals for the next group which begins in the autumn and the referral forms can be found on the drop down box
under this tab! If you want more information please call Heather on 07888 678239.
We will be doing activities such as animal interactions, pony grooming, observations, alpaca walking, guinea pig cuddling, dog training etc. We also have horticulture projects, woodland walks and lovely grounds as well as some crafting activities! We are able to meet the needs of people of all abilities.
The group is a fun social occasion for anyone wanting to attend where new skills and experiences might be gained but also the chance to enjoy the great outdoors! We will be running year round and have facilities for bad weather! Tea, coffee and cake will always be available too!
We will also be offering bespoke sessions for care homes from September 2019 which are bookable in advance via this website and we will also be running training on communication skills for people with dementia for health and social care professionals! Dates to come soon in October..
If you are interested in volunteering please let us know and we can let you know when a vacancy comes up. There will be training given and we are looking for anyone who feels they might be able to support the participants of the programme or who has a passion for animals, horticulture or crafting and feel that they can help to run the group activities! We are a really friendly supportive team and we welcome any applications. All Volunteers will require a DBS check to meet our safer recruiting requirements.
Please feel free to contact or email Heather using the details on our contact page!