People with dementia are enabled to take part in leisure activities based on individual interest and choice.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
The Holiday Homes Trust
The Holiday Homes Trust provides the opportunity for every single member of the family to enjoy freedom and life away from the stresses of the home environment. We believe that holidays are for everyone.
The Holiday Homes Trust is a national charity, dedicated to providing low cost self-catering wheelchair adapted caravan accommodation for families or disabled people with their carers. We cater for people with a disability or special need and low or single-income families.
Our aim is to make a holiday more affordable for anyone whose quality of life is diminished by disability, infirmity or misfortune.
We now have nine caravans at nine well known holiday parks around the UK and over six thousand families have enjoyed holidays with us.
When you e-mail us please provide your name, e-mail address and contact telephone number as well as the date you wish to go away and the holiday parks you are interested in and we will contact you to discuss availability and prices.
Family caravan holidays
Referral detailsPlease contact us to check latest availability. We can always make a provisional booking for you to secure your holiday until we receive your booking form back from you. We can send you a booking form by post or email. You can get in touch with us by post, telephone or e-mail
Contact phone020 8433 7290 or 020 8433 7291
Opening timesMonday to Friday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Greater Manchester's Ageing Hub
Working with partners we set up the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing population in our city region, focusing on reducing inequalities and ageing well.
We want to improve the lives of older people in Greater Manchester, so that residents are able to contribute to and benefit from sustained prosperity and enjoy a good quality of life.
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Find out the latest news and updates across the Ageing Hub and Age Friendly Greater Manchester
The Ageing Hub Blog
A new space for the team to keep you updated on what's happening in the world of ageing
The Ageing In Place Pathfinder
The AIPP is working to make sure older people's voices are heard and valued in the places they live.
Contact Greater Manchester Ageing Hub
The Ageing Hub DigestThe Ageing Hub Digest sets out our thinking across key areas of activity. Economy and work, housing and planning, transport, culture, age-friendly places and healthy ageing are essential for Ageing well. We hope that by sharing what we are doing in Greater Manchester we will encourage more policy makers, practitioners and citizens to embrace this important agenda.
Dementia Wellbeing Plan for Greater Manchester; Dementia United
Greater Sport and Greater Manchester Moving
Health Hub in Greater Manchester
Dementia Awareness Community training package
There is growing evidence to suggest that art, music and leisure activities can offer physical and psychological benefits to those living with a dementia and their care partners, benefits which can improve their brain health and help them maintain independence for longer: (https://arts4dementia.org.uk/sp/).
This is why Trafford and Wigan councils have come together with Dementia United and GreaterSport to fund an exciting piece of work which will empower community groups, businesses and leisure providers to support people living with cognitive impairment and dementia in their communities.
The complete training package can be accessed here: www.madebymortals.org/dementia-resource/. This resource includes an immersive audio experience and PDF training materials. Dementia United are currently seeking expressions of interest from localities who would like to work with us to coordinate a train the trainer package for their communities, this will include a 3 to 4-hour workshop hosted by instructors with significant training and dementia experience and individuals who have lived experience of dementia.
Music for Dementia
NICE Dementia Guidance
We have provided links to the NICE guideline for dementia and a further link is provided to guidance on how to delay or prevent the onset of dementia.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG16 (2015) Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng16
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2019) Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng97
Intergenerational Music Making (IMM)
We work closely with care homes, schools, hospitals, and musicians and creatives, sharing our expertise to deliver and embed a culture of intergenerational practice.
Intergenerational music is all encompassing working with individuals and groups across our communities focussing on bridging the gaps between generations, supporting those living with dementia and their carers. Our work aims to tackle health inequalities and create new spaces where voices can be heard. acknowledged and celebrated. Through music making, song writing, choral singing, art, movement and so much more, we work to provide spaces for people to share their stories, make new connections and adopt creative, accessible ways to support health and wellbeing.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The symptoms of dementia make it harder for a person to take part in activities, to engage socially, to maintain their independence, to communicate effectively, to feel in control and to care for themselves. Providing enjoyable and health-enhancing activities that are suitable for the stage of dementia can help with this. Understanding the activities that a person prefers, and thinks are suitable and helpful, with the input of family and carers if needed, and adapting them to their strengths and needs, will make a person more likely to engage with the activities offered.
Reawakening Integrated: Arts & Heritage:
There is an imperative need that on diagnosis, people affected by dementia must be access to information about a wide portfolio of potential management mechanisms that sit alongside clinical interventions to best manage their on-going journey.