How keeping hens can be a force for good

A project which uses hen-keeping to tackle social isolation is looking to launch in Sheffield.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 10:00 am
A charity wants to bring its hen-keeping project to Sheffield

HenPower involves encouraging people living in care homes to take part in creative activities - with looking after the birds used as a catalyst. The charity wants to take on an ‘associate’ to co-ordinate the project in the city.

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The project is running in over 30 care homes in the North East, and £1m was awarded by the Big Lottery Fund to roll out the programme, led by Equal Arts, across the UK. Equal Arts’ director Douglas Hunter said: “What started as a pilot project in one home is now supporting hundreds of older people.”

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