NEW:  Lottery Funded Dementia Project

"Animals and the Outdoors" - for people living with dementia

Through a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund we run 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 from 10.15-11.45am. 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 some limited referrals for the group 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 offer 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 take a break during the coldest months of January and February but until Christmas have facilities for bad weather! Tea, coffee and cake will always be available too!

We can also link with Care Homes via a virtual link during the coronavirus pandemic and our Animals and Outdoors website.

Unfortunately due to Coronavirus we have had to limit the group numbers to ensure we are compliant with current guidance . We are running again but with smaller numbers and mornings only. In the meantime please check out our new “Animals and Outdoors” website for virtual sessions, animal interactions, wellbeing and crafting videos! - a bespoke new site for people who are feeling isolated - bringing animals and the outdoors to you at home!