Events

Our forthcoming events:

Fun Palace - Nature, Art and Play

We are excited to be running our first ever Fun Palace at Potager Gardens Cornwall on 7th October. Expect sensory nature based activities, guided walks and a chance to share in the nature and wildlife of the garden. There will also be the opportunity to experience a brand new art exhibition by the Potager Peas – a local group of people living with dementia. This event promises to bring together all ages of the community to share in an inclusive day of nature, art and play. From toddlers to grandparents there will be something for everyone.
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UK Dementia Congress

We are delighted to be teaming up with The European Centre for Environment and Human Health to present at this year’s UK Dementia Congress (7th to 9th November; Doncaster Racecourse). Wendy and Noreen will be presenting an outline of the My Nature project in which both organisations are working together to produce a training toolkit. The toolkit will help staff in care homes to deliver meaningful nature based activities to their residents. It will feature tips on organising activities and removing common barriers, including supporting bed-bound residents to experience nature.

ESRC 15th Festival of Social Science, Truro November 11th 2017

Sensory Trust and the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) will be running an interactive workshop exploring the importance of nature in the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers. We will be sharing engaging stories from our social science research including: older people’s sensory experiences of the natural environment; use of gardens for the wellbeing of those with dementia; and the healing potential of nature. For more information email Wendy wbrewin@sensorytrust.org.uk

News

Gold for inclusivity and access and Visit England awards 2017

Eden Project won gold at the Visit England awards in the inclusivity and accessibility category. We are proud to have been working closely with Eden over the last few years on events such as the relaxed sessions, developing a seating plan and conducting an access audit. The judges were particularly impressed with Eden's long-running partnership with Sensory Trust to develop access for all.

Massive congratulations to the brilliant team at Eden.

 

Can you take part in our short survey?

We need your help, we are looking for families of children with disabilities to take part in our short annonymous survey. The findings will inform our latest Big Lottery funded project Sensory Nature Adventures and Play.

View the survey

 

New product! Sense stickers

Beautifully hand-drawn stickers depicting the five senses.

Sense stickers have so many uses from the classroom to the outdoor world. Great for planning sensory gardens or trails and brilliant fun as reward stickers when encouraging multi-sensory exploration. Find out more

 

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Making a donation to Sensory Trust is now even easier and it won't cost you a penny! Every time you shop online, go tothe easyfundraising website first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to us and it won’t cost you a penny extra! Register to raise for Sensory Trust now.

 

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Our gofindit scavenger hunt card game is now available worldwide

Our new game, designed to inspire young and old outdoors exploring, finding and sharing, is getting great reviews and is now selling across the world in Australia and USA.

 

Looking for funding?

We've just updated our grants page with new sources of funding.

 

Download the presentations from our conference on supporting dementia in primary care.

A focus on psychosocial approaches and how the Third Sector can work in partnership with the NHS to meet the objectives of the National Dementia Strategy whilst reducing the pressure on GPs and other NHS services.

 

Evidencing the power of the outdoors for dementia care

Project evaluation from our Creative Spaces project free to download. This uses creative evaluation techniques and developed with the European Centre for Environment and Human Health.

 

Getting outside and bringing nature in - isn't it time to recognise these as essential elements of dementia care?

A recent article from our Creative Spaces project highlights the importance of connections with the natural world for the well-being of people living with dementia.

 

New creative activities to download for free

Are you a carer looking for new ideas for things to make with the people you care for? Or a teacher or activity coordinator? These nature-based activities are designed to be easy, low-cost and many can be done indoors or out.

 

Carers benefit from nature-based activities and getting outdoors

Working with young and older carers throughout Cornwall to provide a fun, creative break away from their caring duties.

 

New films give a voice to people living with dementia

A series of short films show how a blend of poetry and gardens gives a voice to people living with dementia.

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