Our latest group is a partnership with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and offers a day of outdoor activity in the beautiful surroundings of Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve in North Wiltshire. It ran as a pilot from March to June 2018 and we are currently seeking funding to extend the project in 2019.

The group, which meets only during the spring and summer months, is for younger or more active people living with dementia who enjoy being out of doors.  

Activities at Blakehill Farm are many and varied depending on the interests of those coming along. A typical day may include farm walks, craft activities such as building bird and herb boxes, growing fruit and vegetables, craft projects and helping with livestock.

The group makes the most of the outdoor resources available but there is also an indoor base for meals and refreshments and lunch around a large communal table is a focal point in the day.

Dementia specialists are on hand to chat and informal advice. Family carers are also welcome to attend if they wish to. 

Those taking part can make their own way to the farm, near Cricklade, or catch our mini-bus which leaves Sheldon Road, Chippenham at 11am, and returns by 3.30pm. 

For more information contact our Community Services Manager Sarah Marriott on 01380 739055 or email Sarah.

Or book your place online

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