The Community Quilters have teamed up with Sensed to make busy/sensory blankets for use in Armadale Hospital. These blankets are given to people living with dementia who are in hospital, as they have been shown to be an invaluable item in improving well being.
Sensed is are a group of university students from a variety of disciplines, who are working with community groups and high schools to improve the well being of people living with dementia to increase awareness and understanding of dementia.
We are part of Enactus UWA, which is a team of student leaders from the University of Western Australia committed to creating a positive impact on our community. Sensed is one of the groups under this student organisation, however, we strive to build a sustainable not-for-profit that can run independently.
Our community is at the core of everything we do. At Sensed we believe that by working together with our community, we can make positive change. By developing connections between groups, increasing awareness and taking action, we can work together to build a sustainable, connected and caring community.
We are hoping to collect as many blankets as possible over the next few months. If you have some ready to donate, please drop them off to Gwen at the next WAQA sewing day/night or contact Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0437907072.
If you would like to learn more, have some suggestions or new ideas for us, or know of others who would like to get involved send us a message on Facebook, or email us at email@example.com. We really value your input. Our community is at the center of what we do at Sensed!
If you would like to contribute a blanket, please see the Sensory/Busy Blankets Guidelines