Dementia-Friendly Allotment

As featured on Gardener's World, our award-winning dementia-friendly allotment is ideal for residents of care homes, members of the community and their carers to keep their green fingers active, or simply relax in nature.

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Alive is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people and their carers. 


The idea is simple – residents of a Care Home write down a wish they would like granted, on one of our wish forms and we then display these wishes in local community centres, supermarkets, volunteer hubs and online, which are then granted by members of the community. 

Meeting Centres

The Alive Dementia Meeting Centres offer support for people with a recent diagnosis of a dementia, and people living with a mild to moderate dementia and their carers.

We offer practical help and social and emotional support.

Alive On Demand

Need some inspiration for new activities? Looking to engage and educate your residents? Alive On Demand is here! Join us for a demonstration on the benefits of using Alive On Demand and how it can assist with your day-to-day activities. 

Resource Library

Alive has a great selection of activity and learning resources in the online resource library.

Browse pamphlets on best practice, community engagement and volunteering. Get your hands on our wonderful conversation cards to support you, as a relative, friend or carer, to build social connections and conversation.

CAF at the Allotment 

As part of this year’s Celebrating Age Festival, Alive’s dementia-friendly allotment is running an open…

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Are you able to help?

  • £5 per month could help us provide regular sensory sessions – for those living with advanced dementia
  • £10 per month could help us provide regular gardening sessions – for those who would not otherwise get outside
  • £20 per month could help us provide regular intergenerational activities  – to bridge the generations and bring energy, happiness and friendship to older people.