We have just completed some dementia friendly, croquet sessions at The Red Shed. Our participants were given the opportunity to get together, get active and learn something new. It was great fun and such a boost to everyone’s wellbeing.
The initiative was made possible through our partnership with Active Local – part of Herts Sports Partnership and the generous time of John Noble from the Letchworth Croquet Club. Croquet is a garden sport and we found it to be inclusive and adaptable to peoples abilities – it’s now firmly on the list of activities we can provide at The Red Shed accessible garden.
Part of the success of The Red Shed has been the partnerships and collaborations. We work with Stevenage Borough Council, the Irish Network, AgeUK, Stevenage Rotary, Carers in Herts, local community organisations, Open Art Box, Herts Dementia Network, the local Social Prescribing Team, the Universities of Hertfordshire and Essex…….the list goes on….and the list is varied and diverse.
The last 18 months or so have been challenging for a small organisation like ours and we have come to value our network of contacts and the amazing results that working together can achieve. Not just collaborators and partners but many have become friends of The Red Shed and we truly believe that we can build a more sustainable future with these relationships as a foundation…..oh and a highly trained, keen and competitive croquet team!!