Sensory Trust news and events



BBC Gardeners World Collaboration with designer Katherine Hathaway.

Katherine exhibited her ‘Fascinating Haunts’ border at this year's BBC Gardeners World Live event in aid of, and in collaboration with Sensory Trust. Katherine's tiny ‘nostalgic’ provides people living with dementia the opportunity to sow some favourite seeds and to start a conversation; around long remembered scents such as Sweet Peas, Lemon Balm and Lavender or the pop of a Pea pod and the sweet taste of something that never made it as far as the kitchen! 



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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 to the 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.


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.


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.


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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