The Eden Alternative

The Eden Alternative is an innovative approach to the provision of care and support for older people and people living within care homes

The Eden Alternative
The Eden Alternative aims to eliminate what are considered to be the three main ‘plagues’ of the human spirit - loneliness, helplessness and boredom - for which there is no medical cure. Accord Care & Support is pioneering The Eden Alternative within our dementia services.

Central to achieving this different way of caring for older people with dementia are practical steps which are progressively introduced into homes to strip away the perceived institutionalised nature; this includes the introduction of the tools of Eden - plants, animals and children - and through the application of the 10 key principles.

Accord currently have four Eden accredited care homes:

We also employ two Eden Educators who work across the our services to train and develop our workforce.