Below is a list of events that either The Valerie Foundation are holding or Heeley City Farm (or both)

Dementia Help and Events at Heeley City Farm

Our Dementia department is launching some new events...

A Helpful Space

A Helpful Space is on 26th September, 3rd and 31st October, 14th and 28th November and 19th December from 9.30am till 11am. This is a space where you can drop in and find out information and find out about advice, support and guidance around Dementia - if we don't know an answer to your enquiries then we will try and find out and contact you with what we find.

Dementia Friendly Farm Afternoons

Once a month, on a Wednesday from 1.30pm till 3pm we are offering the Farm experience to people with Dementia and their carers. Experiences can include work in the garden, work with the animals, crafts, woodwork etc. The dates are 9th October, 13th November, 11th December, 8th January, 12 February, 11th March

Your Farm Time

Your Farm Time are sessions for carers and ex-carers to come and particpate in various practical tasks around the Farm. One Tuesday every month from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. The dates are 22nd October, 19th November and 17th December.

For all of these events please make sure you contact Lee for more information and to register you interest on [email protected] or call 0114 258 0482

FTD Carers Group

On the second Tuesday of every month Heeley City Farm's Dementia Department hold a Carers Group for people caring for someone with Frontotemporal Dementia (formally Pick's Disease).

This is a confidential but informal space where people living in the dementia world can vent, chat to others about what they are going through and, in-turn, help people who might have queries of their own. The group is growing by the month with new faces each time. This is a great space to learn about FTD from the people who are living it in every day life. The people who know. The group is run by the Dementia Manager, Lee Pearse, with the help of his brother, Andrew Pearse, who both cared for their mother, Valerie, who had FTD for over 12 years. Lee and Andrew know how speaking to people who know what you are talking about can bring a sense of relief that you are not the only ones going through it and that is what they hope people get from the group, a social element that carers often miss whilst caring for someone whilst getting support from their peers.

For more information contact Lee on [email protected] or Andrew on [email protected] or call 0114 258 0482

Wild 'N' Woolly

Wild and Woolly is a knitting and craft group on Thursday evenings (6pm till 9pm) every fortnight!

Bring your own project to work on and join us in the Community Room (by the Peahen enclosure at the main entrance) for a social space where you can work on your project with others, have a cuppa and a natter at the same time.
Its free to join in and is for adults only.

The sessions 2019 dates are...17th and 31st January

14th and 28th February

14th and 28th March

11th and 25th April

9th and 23rd May

6th and 20th June

4th and 18th July

1st, 15th and 29th August

12th and 26th September

10th and 24th October

7th and 21st November

5th and 19th December
For more info contact Aly on 0114 250 5111 or email [email protected]