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Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum

Burnby Hall Gardens are situated in the charming market town of Pocklington, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. These iconic Yorkshire Gardens have been described as "a jewel in Yorkshire’s Crown” and have been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for five consecutive years (2010-2014). The Upper and Lower Lakes are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily, and offer a wonderful array of changing vistas. The Gardens also include a Rockery, Stumpery, a Victorian Garden, Secret Garden, formal beds and natural shrubbery. Burnby Hall Gardens are often referred to as "a haven of beauty and tranquillity” and were the inspiration of Major Percy Marlborough Stewart. He was an amazing man who made eight round the world tours between 1906 and 1926. The Stewart Museum within the Gardens is dedicated to his extraordinary life and contains the fascinating artefacts he brought back to Pocklington. Throughout the year the Gardens host many special events including Brass Band Concerts, Open Air Theatre, Children's Events, and much more. The Lilypad Cafe offers a wide range of refreshments and there is a beautiful Gift shop.

7 March 2016
Local Alliances:
East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

By providing a welcoming and relaxing place for people with dementia and their carers to visit we will be particularly helping with Outcome 6 “I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life. By providing our staff with dementia awareness training we will help people with dementia and their carers to feel safe and supported when visiting us, and we will not discriminate against them.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

  • Time
  • Resources and staff availability for dementia awareness training

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    Dementia Friends Sessions for all staff, with one team member to become a Dementia Friends Champion to enable sessions to be carried out on site to our convenience.

    Dementia awareness to be included in the staff induction process for all new staff.

    All staff to be made aware of the free online Scie Dementia eLearning Modules.

    Customer Facing Staff Guide to be circulated to, and read by, all staff members.

    Implementation, Planning
  • Dementia Champion

    One staff member to be the dedicated Dementia Champion to be the contact person for dementia awareness within our organisation and to ensure that we are working towards our action plan.

  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    We will review our premises against the dementia friendly environment checklist and make any amendments where practical.

    Planning, Implementation