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

Our Projects

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

Lee Pearse, The Valerie Foundation founder and Heeley City Farm Dementia Manager doing his second interview on BBC Breakfast click http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27917889 to see the video

Lee Pearse, The Valerie Foundation founder and Heeley City Farm dementia manager at the BBC studios before being interviewed live on air. To listen to the interview please follow this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0217sq5

Lee Pearse, The Valerie Foundation founder and Heeley City Farm Dementia Manager being interviewed for ITV News in June 2015. Click the link to see the video http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2015-06-02/sheffield-man-backs-tv-campaign-to-raise-alzheimers-awareness/

The Valerie Foundation and Heeley City Farm during International Older Persons Day Celebrations in Sheffield City Centre. Our stall funded by Postcode Community Trust

The Heeley City Farm crew at International Older Persons Day in Sheffield, From left to right Lee Pearse, Liz Bowman, Sarah Wild and Andrew

Lee and Andrew at the Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance stage, set up, organised and curated by Lee, as part of the Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, 2015. This stage was made possible by Postcode Community Trust

Lee and Andrew speaking at the Cultural Dementia City Event in Sheffield, 2015. Our event and contribution was made possible by Postcode Community Trust

A still from a promotional funding bid film, shot by Lee Pearse drawing by Andrew Pearse

About

Find out about the organizations involved, why they do what they do and the different ways they go about it

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Projects

Heeley City Farm's dementia department have already launched some projects

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News

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

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After the success of the first Frontotemporal Dementia Carers Group there are another four dates set for the upcoming months. Open to anyone who cares for someone with FTD, come to sit and chat or just listen to other carers

After the success of the first Frontotemporal Dementia Carers Group there are another four dates set for the upcoming months. Open to anyone who cares for someone with FTD, come to sit and chat or just listen to other carers