The Heeley City Farm Dementia Department was opened in October 2014 by Lee Pearse, who at the time he was the youth training manager, he is now, with the help of his younger brother, Andrew, now runs the Dementia Department. Located at the farm the department is quickly becoming a hub for people who need help when it comes looking after a loved one.
Lee and Andrew cared for their mother, Valerie, for over 10 years. Valerie had a form of dementia known as Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and through years of caring for Valerie they gain a wealth of knowledge and skills. Valerie passed away in March 2015 and since then Lee and Andrew have used these skills and experience to help carers who are in similar situations. See the projects page to see what projects are up and coming for the Dementia Department