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Tuppenny Barn

Tuppenny Barn is an organic smallholding growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. We have a shop on Thursday and Friday and also sell via a veg bag scheme. On site is our straw bale built Community Centre. From here we host a wealth of activities and workshops based around sustainability and healthy living with lots of fun stuff for kids in the holidays, cooking demos and local food markets.

17 November 2015
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

We aim to offer a monthly café where people with dementia and their carers can meet and spend time together. This will be set on our organic smallholding and when the weather is suitable we will offer the chance of a walk around the field to see the fruit and vegetable growing, giving people the opportunity to get into a natural and relaxing environment with the chance to stimulate conversations and discussions around food and growing.

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

We will need to promote the facility within the local community to make sure we get enough people attending. As a small, not for profit organisation we have to make sure we cover our staffing costs.

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session

  • The Tuppenny Cafe

     Set up a monthly café for people with dementia and their carers

    Planning, Being implemented
  • The Tuppenny Cafe Volunteers

    Recruit and train volunteers to assist with the café and site tours


    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New memeber