The Valerie Foundation and Heeley City Farm Working Together. Supporting our dementia communities and working towards making change
The Valerie Foundation and Heeley City Farm have come together to provide help, support and a hub for people whose lives have been effected by dementia. Both TVF and HCF's Dementia Department are run by two brothers who are ex-carers after caring for their mother (Valerie) for over a decade. Using creativity to raise awareness, explore and investigate Frontotemporal Dementia, bringing together research, communities, carers and the arts together
Frontotemporal Carers Group
The Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Carers group is once a month and held at Heeley City Farm and has been set up as a place that people who care for people with FTD can come and chat and engage with people who also care for people with FTD. For more info Click here
Farming Comes To You
Farming comes to you is an initiative set up to take the animals of Heeley City Farm into care setting to help isolated people interact with animals through animal assisted therapy
For more info click here
All Our Brains: Art Exhibition
In 2016 we put on an art exhibiton as part of Sheffield Hallam University's Catalyst:Festival of Creativity, starting in May 2016 with a conference and ending in a six week art exhibition, in Nov/Dec 2016, consisting of art work from artists, non-artists, carers, ex-carers, students, lecturers, professionals and people with dementia. For more information click here
Some things we have done so far...
Video of Lee Pearse (The Valerie Foundation director and Heeley City Farm Dementia Manager) with Rebecca Wood (Alzheimer's Research UK) being interviewed on BBC breakfast Television. To see being interviewed by himself click http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27917889
STOP THE CLOSURE OF HURLFIELD VIEW CARE HOME!!
Hurlfield View is the last standing respite care centre for people with Dementia in Sheffield. There is a petition online (https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-hurlfield-view) that can be signed as well as physical one around the city, including Heeley City Farm, South Yorkshire Energy Centre, The Brother's Arms Pub.
Up Coming Events
(click on the poster to find out more)