"Gardening gives breathing space for members and family."
Good piece about Breathing Spaces in the Worthing Herald, 30.7.15, in a double page spread about living with dementia. It mentions the enjoyment, stimulation, the social aspect , maintaining independence and being part of a community, as well as support for the carers. Nice photos of the garden at the Sidney Walter Centre too.
May 28th 2014 - Opening of the first stage of the garden we are creating at the excellent New Tyne Resource Centre. We have planted a sensory border and herb garden and, with the help of staff, volunteers and more fund-raising, will continue to enhance the potentially dementia-friendly grounds. Photos courtesy of John Young Photography http://www.johnyoungphotography.net/-/galleries/full-events-list-for-2014/garden-retirement-party
The Herald did an article, 'Outdoor design creates activity enjoyed by all', on 20th February 2014, about our WSCC funded project to create a reminiscence garden area at Linfield House, Guild Care's home and centre for people living with dementia and nursing needs. Jacqui Swindells, day centre manager, said, "This is an exciting activity for people with dementia as so many of them can participate in different ways." We are involving them in choices about style of pergola, seating, other features and, of course, plant types, colours, textures, scent, flavour and personal meaning.
We had an article in the local paper in March 2013, "Green-fingered therapy proves a hit with residents". It featured our work at Windsor Road Care Home. Luci, the home's manager told them, "They have a wonderful rapport with the residents. Each resident has been able to join in according to their abilities."
Seed Swap Sow & Grow
We volunteer to help run this annual Transition Town Worthing spring event. There are chances to learn how to save seed, interesting talks, plants to buy, lots of indoor stalls to browse and enjoy, hot local food and the inspirational grounds of the school to explore.
February 4th 2017, Oak Grove College, The Boulevard, Worthing BN13 1JK
We invite you to attend your first Garden Club session with no obligation. If you like it and want more, you can then sign up and pay for a programme that includes the trial session.
Tel: 07508 178590 Claire
Tel: 07827 924151 Lisa
You can also use our contact form.
We are delighted to be
participating in the Accelerator Programme of the Spark Social Enterprise project, supported by the Interreg 2 Seas Programme. Visit sparksocialenterprise.eu
for more information on the Spark project
We are also delighted to have been awarded funds from Tesco Bags of Help to start a Garden Club at New Tyne Resource Centre for people with dementia - see here
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We are based in Worthing, West Sussex. We run two Garden Clubs in the community and a Community Allotment - addresses are on the home page.
Breathing Spaces Garden Therapy
Community Interest Company
(limited by guarantee)
Company Number 8825167
c/o Andrew M Wells Accountancy
99 Western Road
Lewes BN7 1RS