Forget-Me-Not Courtyard Appeal

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Forget-Me-Not Courtyard Appeal

Forget-Me-Not Courtyard Appeal

Jayne  Chambers By Jayne Chambers

To create an environment that is safe and interactive for people staying in hospital that are living with Dementia so they can safely go outside and enjoy something that is familiar.

Kettering Idea stage

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Currently in hospitals there aren't really any outside spaces that can be accessed safely by patients living with Dementia, which means on nice days they are stuck inside not able to get fresh air or enjoy the smell of the flowers, or the touch of them. So my idea is to create an environment that is conducive to the above, but taking it a step further by giving it a seaside theme, after all we all love the seaside. we can then also fund a nice sensory/ craft room that can be used to stimulate and occupy the patient with meaningful activity. these rooms would be built into the shapes of beach huts, we would have a water feature, up lighters, established plants that be touched, smelt, tasted and pathways illuminated softly at night.

What we'll deliver:

  • Demolish and rebuid two buildings not fit for purpose
  • Hard landscape the area so that it is safe
  • soft landscape the same area to include raised beds and very low gradient pathways
  • plant established trees and flowers
  • kit out one of the buildings as a sensory / craft room the other as a teaching room to train carers on dementia
  • water feature
  • light house
  • garden accsessories
  • murals

Why it's a great idea:

this is a great idea because older adults are very rarely thought of in many projects and anything that can keep this co-hort of people active and stimulated has to better than allowing them to become distressed and agitated. I can think of nothing worse than not being able to go outside for fresh air or smell flowers, listen to the sound of water yet stay safe and be happy, an area to walk around with family and friends, perhaps have a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the summer be able to do meaningful things once again

Steps to get it done:

  • knock down and rebuild of buildings
  • hard lanscaping
  • soft landscaping
  • planting
  • adornments

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Location Kettering

Kettering has 3 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

a concrete slabbed area with buildings falling down, drab,tired and uninspiring

Council

Kettering Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £221,328

building and fixtures - £74,000 (33%)
groundworks - £50,000 (23%)
soft landscaping - £40,000 (18%)
planting - £20,000 (9%)
water feature and garden accessories - £16,000 (7%)
Other - £21,328 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

33%
building and fixtures
£74,000
23%
groundworks
£50,000
18%
soft landscaping
£40,000
9%
planting
£20,000
7%
water feature and garden accessories
£16,000
10%
Other
£21,328
  • Spacehive fees
    £10,000
  • Transaction Fees
    £9,328
  • VAT
    £2,000

Total £221,328

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