Outdoor Spaces and Buildings

Sheffield’s infrastructure and physical environment must allow for maximum independence, wellbeing and participation across the life course.

Accessible public buildings, green spaces to walk in such as parks, adequate provision of seating where people can take a break or stop to chat, and public toilets are all part of what makes a city easier for people to navigate and enjoy. Spending time outside in clean, safe spaces and natural settings has a huge impact on the health and well being of older people.

Farming Comes to You

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Farming Comes to You worked with older people in sheltered housing to encourage connection through community gardening and explored the value of small animal therapy when working with people with dementia in care homes.

Age Better in Sheffield Learning blogs about Outdoor Spaces and Buildings