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The Friends of Firs Farm aims to raise funds for a dementia friendly community space where people with dementia or autism and their carers can come together in an inviting and welcoming space with others in the community to feel safe, have memory stimulation, and to in the words of Alzheimer’s Café founder, Dr. Bere Miesen "just be". We have been advised that we don't need permission. If we don't get permission then no pledges will be taken from backers.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
- Dementia will be the 21st century's biggest killer. - 2/3 of people with dementia are women - 1 in 6 people aged 80 and over have dementia - There will be 1 million people with dementia or autism by 2025 - No cure in sight and care is the only form of support people have. Firs Farm is a beautiful space to walk - a great exercise/activity opportunity for all and where else to bring together young & old. It's vitally important to provide spaces where people with dementia, carers, other people from the community can meet outside of the home, with people who are in the same position and share their frustrations, experiences both good and bad. Somewhere where they can feel normal. It is good for others to be able to understand that this could "be me" at some point, or I might have to care for a loved one who succumbs to this dreadful disease. Sometimes it is easier to stay home and suffer rather than face the outside world that’s why it is so important to have these places.
Steps to get it done:
It's vitally important to provide spaces where people with dementia, carers, other people from the community can meet outside of the home: - Health and wellbeing for carers and people with dementia and autism. - An awareness of Dementia and autism. - Promote the benefits of bringing together both old old and young - Empower people - Make the places better - Grow prosperity The hub will:- - Promote civic pride, empower people and grow prosperity. - Benefit the environment as it will encourage users to help create a sensory / raised garden and will encourage sustainability. - Boost the economy as it will encourage people to use Firs Farm and surrounding local businesses, instead of passing through Firs Lane to access the A10 / A406. - Increase volunteering opportunities and skills. as the friends organise and run various volunteering activities e.g. events, outdoor education, admin, practical conservation including clearing wetlands.
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