Every Wednesday afternoon men and women living with dementia who like making things and working with tools get together at the 'Memory Shed' in Corsham.

The weekly meetings allow people to work on practical projects supported by trained volunteers.

The group is a partnership between Alzheimer's Support and the Brunel Shed which already holds its own twice-weekly meetings at the shed at the Potley and Pockeridge Community Centre.

Projects include making bird boxes, memory boxes, wooden animals and outdoor planters. Members are also supported to work on their own chosen projects. Carers are welcome to join in as full members of the group.

Corsham Health and Wellbeing group is supporting the initiative with funds for specially adapted tools that are easier and safer to use.  Timber has been donated by Jewsons in Devizes.

The shed also has a seating area where members can chat and get to know each other over refreshments, and occasionally the group has trips out to places of interest such as Lacock Abbey or museums in Bath. 

The group is run by Kerry Rose. Call 01380 739055 or email the team to find out more.

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