Ageable + National Trust : A New Dementia & Carer Space at Peckover in Wisbech

Reed Barn at Peckover House National Trust (Pic by NT Photographer)

‘Work is underway at Peckover, to transform the Reed Barn into a safe place where people living with dementia, their families & carers, can share experiences, gain new skills and take a break from caring responsibilities. It is hoped the Reed Barn will open in July 2022, following successful test events earlier in the year.‘ NT

Sarah Dyer & Alice capturing dementia challenges (photo by Burcu Turkay)
  1. How can we create a set of design principles and possibility that can be applied across all their vision and work?
  2. How can we embed confidence and eagerness within the team and include people living with dementia and their carers in the design decisions and process?
  3. How can we be sure that we make the space as inclusive and accessible as possible for caregivers and people living with dementia?
Workshop Exploring Dementia & Digital (Photograph by NT)

‘In terms of what happens next… Our hope is that in 5 years time you’ll see it all around the other National Trust places around the country!’ Sarah NT



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