The Sensory Trust is a leading authority on inclusive and sensory design. Through the use of nature and the outdoors they aim to improve the health and well-being of people living with disability and health issues, their families and carers. The goal is to make the outdoors accessible and enjoyable for all people, regardless of age, ability or social circumstance. Their work benefits young and older people, and people living with ill health or disabilities, together with their families and carers.
Research shows that the lives of people with dementia can be significantly improved by making changes to their environment that support a sense of meaning and purpose. Contact with nature and outdoor spaces continues to play the main role. The Sensory Trust is using nature-based activities as creative methods to support people to spend more time outdoors, to have greater access to social opportunities and to improve other people’s knowledge of dementia so that they are better able to support those affected by it.
If you or someone you care about could benefit from this, why not join one of The Sensory Trust’s walks? There is currently a waiting list for the Wednesday Wanderers, but if there is enough interest, a second group may be formed.
If you’re in the Falmouth area, why not join in the ‘Meet Me at Potager’ group?
For more information about either group, contact Ellie Robinson-Carter, Creative Spaces Project Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org.