Creative Spaces friends and partners

 

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Dementia Roadmap

This is a great resource for anyone looking for information on dementia services, support groups and care pathways in the county. It has a wealth of information about dementia and is useful for professionals, families, carers and anyone worried about their own memory problems.
Visit the roadmap website to find out what is going on in your area.

Cornwall Creative Dementia Alliance

Sensory Trust are part of the Cornwall Creative Dementia Alliance. We are a group of individuals and organisations in Cornwall to focus on developing and promoting non clinical services for people with dementia.

What do we do?

As a group our first aim was to target GPs and health care professionals to make them aware of who we are and what we do, we wanted to demonstrate the benefits of a psychosocial approach to dementia care within the community.  Out of this came our first conference; Supporting Dementia in Primary Care - Psychosocial Approaches.

Who is involved?

Our current members are;
Alzheimer’s Society
Kernow Carers Service
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Jayne Devlin Community dance artist
Lost Threads
Memory Matters South West
Reflections Southwest
Rotarians Easing Problems of Dementia
Sensory Trust

How do I find out more?

Visit the Alliance's dedicated website

Other partnerships

Our Creative Spaces project is also involved with various organisations in the east of Cornwall providing a network of non-clinnical support to people recently diagnosed with dementia. The network includes memory assessment practitioners, clinical psychologists, Alzheimer’s Society and Memory Matters South West to name a few. Our Saltash-based nature club, Natural Yarns, offers a variety of activities including walking, nature crafts, nature photography and lots of tea/coffee, biscuits and a good chat!

My Nature Toolkit

We are also working in partnership with ECEHH (European Centre for Environment and Human Health) to develop a new training toolkit, based on findings from their research into how older people connect with nature, that will enhance our training packages and support the quality of life for older people living in residential/nursing care.  We have two local care homes who will be involved in trialling the toolkit before it is available nationally.

 

Big Lottery Fund

 

Links

get involved with Creative Spaces - we're looking for volunteers

activities and factsheets - to help you plan dementia-friendly spaces and activities

looking for training? - we can tailor our training courses to your needs

Conference 2015 Supporting dementia in primary care

audience at the psychosocial approaches to dementia care conference

psychosocial approaches to dementia care conference speaker Wendy Brewin