PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
Our current projects
FRIENDS IN NATURE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARERS
INDOORS at Whalley Abbey
Meeting on Monday Mornings from 1030am - 12 noon, join us for this session where you have the chance to meet others in similar situations.
Currently meeting INDOORS (downstairs at Whalley Abbey)
The session is extremely relaxed and allows natural flow of conversations, interests and time with no pressure to do anything they don’t want to do. Activities vary each week and can include gentle mobility, conversation, reminiscence, crafts and snacks, all based around a campfire. Activities are user-led, based on the needs and interests of those attending.
What do you need to bring?
You don't actually need to bring anything, as we provide all equipment, refreshments etc
Everybody is welcome!
These sessions have been made possible by Ribble Valley Dementia Alliance who have kindly funded these sessions and support from Ribble Valley Crossroads Care.
The team are on hand to help and a Member of the Team from Ribble Valley Crossroads Care are also there to support you and your loved one.
IGHTENHILL CAMPFIRE & CONVERSATION - BURNLEY
Monday's 1-3pm @ Ightenhill Park
NEW TIMES FOR WINTER... 1-3 PM
Campfire & Conversation is a free drop in session, just for you and your wellbeing.
With Kind permission from the Friends of Ightenhill Park , and funded by LCC, we invite you to come and spend an hour or two in nature with us. Meet new people, wander around the area, chat if you want to... it's up to you!
All are welcome, the fire will be lit and the kettle will be on.
Contact us for more information.
(Donations are welcome but not essential)
FRIENDS BY THE WATER
A friendly, outdoor social group just for you!
Drop in and see what we are up to
Our new, friendly, outdoor social group for all including people living with Dementia and their carers.
We offer a reason to get outdoors and enjoy time with others in the beautiful outdoor space at The Canal & Rivers Trust site, Canal Cottage, Rosegrove.
The session is extremely relaxed and allows natural flow of conversations, interests and time with no pressure to do anything they don’t want to do.
Activities vary each week and can include gentle mobility, conversation, reminiscence, crafts and snacks, all based outdoors.
Activities are user-led, based on the needs and interests of those attending.
What do you need to bring?
You don't actually need to bring anything, as we provide all equipment, refreshments etc but it is advisable to come dressed in clothing appropriate to the weather.
PLEASE NOTE: In extreme, adverse weather we will meet inside Canal Cottage, in the community room, Toilets are available.
HEADSPACE & GREENSPACE
Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.30 at Brinscall Hall, Dick Lane, Brinscall
Using the old kitchen garden at Brinscall Hall this is an ongoing programme designed to improve mental health and wellbeing and build resilience. Funded by Chorley Council and working with Social Prescribers, as well as self-referrals, participants have the opportunity to learn about nature, gardens and gardening, bushcraft, sustainability, campfire cooking, mindfulness and how to think about their lives in a more helpful way. New participants are welcome at any time so please contact us should you or organisation wish to take part in this or other similar projects.
GET ACTIVE @ THE ABBEY
Wednesdays 10-12pm at Whalley Abbey, The Sands, Whalley, BB7 9SS
These FREE outdoor sessions are aimed at adults with long term health conditions who want to increase their confidence & mobility outdoors as well as people who want to look after there wellbeing and meet likeminded people. Sessions may include short, guided walks, gentle exercise & activities that encourage movement. Sessions will always finish with a brew!
SOCIALLY ACTIVE @ WHALLEY ABBEY
Our Active Social group is just for you!
Are you feeling the weight of isolation and loneliness?
This can be particularly challenging if English isn’t your first language, or if you’re male.
We offer FREE sessions for all adults who wish to connect with others, boost their confidence, and combat the effects of loneliness.
Our aim is to foster conversation in a relaxed and friendly environment. We provide a variety of easy-going activities.
Fancy a breath of fresh air? Join our short, guided walks. If you prefer indoor activities, you might enjoy our gentle games or simple crafts. And for those with a green thumb, we offer gardening opportunities.
Come join us, and let’s fight loneliness together!
GIFT YOUR GEAR DONATIONS
Outdoor Clothing for our Volunteers and Participants
We are excited to announce that we have successfully received another donation of outdoor clothing from Rohan's Gift Your Gear. These will be distributed between our current projects for our participants and volunteers to use when attending our sessions.
For more information about 'Gift Your gear' follow the link --->