After months of lock down, we are now able to open our garden gate again. First to come back to The Red Shed garden was our Garden Club. It was great to see everyone. We had to split into two 1 hour sessions to keep numbers to the 6 allowed by current guidelines. We are so lucky to have an outdoor space and be able to meet again – with lots of antibac wipes, gloves and an eye on social distancing.
In addition to our Garden Club, we are delighted to have recieved funding from HCF and HCC to run an initiative through the summer which we have called ‘Lets Get Going!’ We aim to welcome to our garden as many people as possible who’s lives are affected by dementia and to provide them with the oppotunity to meet in small, supportive, socially distanced groups.
There will be a choice of
· Art and Craft workshops
· Garden activities
· The chance to take a walk and get moving again – at any pace!
All our activities will be suitable for any ability.
Our experienced staff and volunteers will be on hand to support and ensure that the necessary hygiene, PPE requirements and social distancing is maintained.
Our outdoor space is a perfect place to exercise and socialise, and our summer sessions will help improve physical and mental wellbeing. This initiative will also help to reduce the feeling of isolation and begin to re-build confidence after ‘lockdown’.