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About the project

HenPower recently took part in a photo shoot, helping us to celebrate 20 years of National Lottery funding.

HenPower, which is delivered by the older people’s charity Equal Arts, allows participants to get involved in the daily routines as well as incubating chicks and taking hens to auction. Hen Keeping is a great distraction and reduces anxiety as well as giving families visitors something new to talk about.  Residents get involved in the Hen Roadshow, which involves residents taking the hens to other care homes and visits to primary school, with return visits by pupils.

Providing face-to-face activities with independent older people, as well as those with conditions such as dementia, offers a sociable  and stimulating environment that reduces depression and loneliness, and gives participants an increased sense of wellbeing.

For more information about HenPower visit the website.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch