Lottery funds dementia care home gardens
Thirty care homes are to have their gardens landscaped using a £1.3m National Lottery grant to improve the well-being of patients with dementia.
The Learning Through Landscapes charity said outdoor spaces in many dementia care homes were rarely used but residents missed their own gardens.
It follows a pilot project at a care home in Herne Bay, Kent, which was given a seaside area.
A beach hut reminded residents of visits to the coast, the charity said.
The first 10 locations to benefit from the funding are:
- Age UK, Crawley, West Sussex
- Age UK, Maidstone, Kent
- Craigbank Care Home, Glasgow
- Three Cliffs Care Home, Swansea
- Age NI Meadowbank, Omagh
- The Dales Care Home, Maryport, Cumbria
- Age UK, Manchester
- Edith Moffat House, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
- Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
- Evesham Community Hospital, Worcestershire