WE ARE ACCESS/DEMENTIA FRIENDLY
The autumn programme has now ended (apart from a special review session in The Cornerstone on 15 Nov). We will be restarting when the weather starts to get warmer. Watch this space .......
Participants gather to display their work over the past year and to celebrate Ian's 80th birthday. Included in the picture are volunteers and 2 staff from Outside the Box programme evaluation team for the Life Changes Trust 'Get Outdoors' programme.
We are grateful to Life Changes Trust for their support for the above programme over 2018-19
Memory Blanket project (supported by DEEP) launch May 2019. Brian introduces his story panels. Davey (drummer) is reunited with Duncan. Lizzie introduces Ian's panels.
Thanks to funding from Paths for all, we have landscaped the cabin area and added accessible seating to make using the area easier for those who are less able.
We welcome people of all ages and abilities to the wood.
The cabin is fully accessible by wheelchair and available to those who wish to warm up by the wood-buring stove. (NB Access is at the far end of the decking platform). The area in front of the cabin has been landscaped (Nov. 2018) to make it even underfoot. Round tables are now in place which are more user friendly than the picnic tables.
The toilet, which is 20 metres from the cabin is fully accessible and the path is good. (Normally this is only open during organised sessions but the key may be provided on request to other groups and individuals).
The play area opposite the cabin is designed for people with various levels of mobility.
We run a Dementia Friendly Get Outdoors project on Fridays from 10.30am to 2pm - this will resume in the spring of 2020. This is designed for people living with dementia and their carers.
Activities may include some exploration of the wood, artwork, woodwork, other craft activities and cooking. Each session ends with a shared meal. For further information please contact Adrian on 01349 830517. The programme (2018-19) is financially supported by Life Changes Trust with other support by Alzheimer Scotland. Previous support has been provided by Forestry Commission Scotland and DEEP and Tesco Bags for Life. Many thanks to them (and to all who voted for us!).