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.


Central to achieving this different way of caring for older people are practical steps which are progressively introduced into homes to change and remove their 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 group to train and develop our workforce.