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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

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