PEOPLE in Ealing living with dementia can go on a confidence-boosting wildlife journey thanks to a six-figure grant for a conservation charity.

Froglife, which works to protect reptiles and amphibians such as frogs and newts and their habitats, will receive £244,200 from City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charity funder.

The cash will be used for a project entitled Leaping Forward for Dementia, to include wildlife gardening sessions and training in wildlife photography, art and sculpture.

The charity aims to introduce the scheme in Ealing, where it has already built nature trails in parks, as well as in other boroughs across London.

The project is aimed at boosting the mental and physical wellbeing of people with onset dementia, while protecting wildlife habitats.

Dhruv Patel, chairman of the City Bridge Trust Committee, said: “Participants will take part in indoor wildlife gardening workshops before heading outdoors to make gardens more welcoming for wild creatures.”