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Wellies-On Care Farm

Wellies-On Care Farm is based in Abberton, just outside of Colchester. It is a working dairy goat farm which uses the everyday running of the farm to deliver therapeutic and educational sessions to a diverse range of groups. We aim… To nurture wellbeing - We recognise the importance of connecting with the natural world in order to maintain good physical and emotional health. Sow the seeds of resilience - We recognise that life presents many challenges and that sometimes our ability to cope is stretched. We provide a supportive environment in which participants can explore their own sense of identity and self-belief through one to one and small group activities. Plough the way forward - We believe that everybody, regardless of their starting point, should be given the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to move forward in a positive direction

21 October 2019
Local Alliances:
Colchester Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We may need to make some slight adaptations to our site in order to be as dementia friendly as possible. We would also need to make sure that every member of our team has a good awareness of dementia.

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2. Actions

  • Ensure awareness

    Arrange dementia awareness training for staff and volunteers that will be involved in delivery of sessions    


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  • Ensure our site is as dementia friendly as it can be

    Once the team have undergone training, we will use these new skills / improved understanding to ensure that practically our site is as dementia friendly as possible ready for any visits we may have. We can ask for an environment checklist from DAA to help with this.


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  • Raise awareness wherever possible with the groups that access our provision

    Display further information regarding dementia awareness and sources of possible support in visitor areas


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