The ENLIVEN small grants scheme has awarded funding to 11 businesses and organisations who provide access to nature-based outdoor activity. The research team and advisory group have worked closely with these partners to co-produce new initiatives:
Framing it differently: Mindful Dementia Friendly Photography Walks, a 10 week programme supported by photographer Ian Beesley.
Nature Connection Courses to facilitate new ways for people living with dementia and carers to connect with nature through the gardens at Bishop’s Palace.
Widening access to the Moor through a supported cycling initiative.
Guided accessible cycling and social events.
Development of the moat as an accessible garden.
Using reminiscence practise as a tool for engaging people with dementia from BAME communities.
Working with former miners living with dementia to develop a dementia friendly action plan for their site.
Targeted inclusive cycling, open top bus tours and targeted volunteering opportunities for people with dementia.
Running a series of art and well-being workshops at the recently developed wetlands area.
Developing the ‘Feel Good Garden’ and creating an accessibility action plan for the whole site.
Working with local groups to run a series of outreach events and visits to the centre for people living with dementia.
In addition, ENLIVEN have worked closely with the following organisations to support them in developing their sites and experiences for people living with dementia: