Merton Bowling Club
We are a mixed lawn bowls club and invite men and lady players of all abilities, including beginners, to come and join our friendly club. Bowls in Merton is well established and Merton Bowling Club is the oldest club, founded in 1909. Our season runs from the end of April until the beginning of October. Merton Bowling Club also has an active link with Joseph Hood Primary School to provide coaching and support for the annual primary schools' championship. This provides young students with an insight into a sport where age has no limitation and helps promote cross-generation contact.
- 20 May 2020
- Local DAA Members, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Recreation, Schools
- Local Alliances:
- Merton Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We provide an inclusive space for people with dementia to socialise and be active with other people, being supported as much or as little as is needed to relax and enjoy their time here.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We are in a good situation to support many different types of people.
Staff and volunteers will become dementia friends.
Welcoming People with Dementia
Although we are already a welcoming place for people with dementia, a few more things could be done. We will ensure all signage in the club is dementia friendly, and is up in all places where it could be helpful. We will also consider whether there is any scope to set up a Bowls Day for people affected by dementia.
We will display leaflets and pass on information about the Merton Dementia Hub. This will help in another action: making sure club members know that we strive to be dementia friendly.