Humanitas: a home with a difference

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Guest blog by Ellie Robinson Carter

Humanitas Deventer is a world-renowned care home in Holland where students live for free to support the older people who live there. Humanitas has been praised for its forward-thinking approach to finding innovative ways of supporting older people as well as its Adelbold project which supports younger people with additional needs to gain independence and self-confidence. Continue reading


Lets go nutting!

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Earlier this year we supported Katherine Hathaway with her award-winning border at BBC Gardeners World Live Show. Katherine’s design, which centred around dementia and nature was inspired by her mother’s positive reaction to a vase of sweet peas.  This got Katherine thinking;  how could plants support people living with dementia by stimulating their senses and memories? Continue reading


The nature of sleep


In the 2017 State of Caring survey 7 in 10 unpaid carers said they found it difficult to get a good night’s sleep as a result of caring. 

Everyone occasionally has a bad night’s sleep, it becomes a real health issue however when lack of proper sleep occurs on a regular basis. It can lead to issues such as poor concentration, depression and high blood pressure.

What are the causes of poor sleep?

We all know that anxious thoughts can keep you awake. Depression and mood changes Continue reading


Our first Fun Palace

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We are excited to be running our first Fun Palace this October titled Nature, Art and Play and we’d love to invite you along.

So what is a Fun Palace? Fun Palaces started in 2014 when 138 venues, locations and communities created their own events both in the UK and worldwide. They are a movement promoting community at the heart of culture, with an annual weekend of arts and science created by, for and with local people. They are always over one weekend and this year its the 7th and 8th October. Continue reading