New Roots is a partnership made up of people living with dementia, carers, social enterprises, charities, voluntary agencies and private businesses that share a common passion – to improve the social environment of people living with dementia.

The work of New Roots focuses on enriching the four connections that we believe are essential for us all –

Connecting with ourselves – enabling people with dementia to maintain their independence and connect with themselves, e.g

  • Helping Hands offer repairs and home maintenance services for people in need offering free Home Property Checks to prevent risks such as slips, trips and falls.
  • Mind in Salford deliver Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction specifically for carers of people living with dementia.

Connecting with each other – Six Degrees has developed a communication skills training course of six, one hour workshops called EmPoWereD Conversations that uses a blend of reflective exercises, interactive discussion and modelling conversational strategies to support carers to deal with common challenges.

Connecting with the communities in which we live – people with dementia can continue to be included in all aspects of community life that they want to participate in, e.g.

  • Social adVentures have introduced a range of meaningful activities that are delivered in care homes and host regular afternoon teas and social events within community settings.
  • Cyril Flint and Inspiring Communities Together provide training for volunteers wishing to befriend and deliver activities within care home settings.

Connecting with nature – regular connections to nature is important for the health and wellbeing of all, from a walk in the park through to simply sitting and being.   Garden Needs are working with care homes to design dementia friendly space to empower residents to utilise the outdoor space available.

Want to know more or perhaps join as a member? Contact Emma –  emma@socialadventures.org.uk