Older people

Our work with older people sees us visiting sheltered housing schemes, residential homes, day care centres and nursing homes to give talks and audio visual presentations.

With special planning and care we then aim to bring these same groups back to the Cathedral to experience it first hand.

Older people and those with problems of mobility often find it difficult to visit historic buildings due to issues of access. Our recent development project (completed in 2009) has dealt with many of these problems, and now all the ground floor of the Cathedral and many other areas are easily accessible, including for those in wheelchairs.

Day visits

Morning, afternoon or longer day visits are tailored to suit the requirements of each group and can include

  • special front door drop off and pick up arrangements
  • short guided tours with lots of opportunities to sit down
  • morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea in our new ground floor Education Suite (adjacent to specially-adapted toilets)

We appreciate that all groups are different, so to discuss your requirements please contact the Outreach and Learning Manager at miranda.young@wellscathedral.uk.net who will help you to plan your trip to the Cathedral.