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London Wildlife Trust

London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and outdoor learning.

18 April 2019
Voluntary Sector, Local DAA Members, Recreation, Voluntary, Membership Organisations
Local Alliances:
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Dementia Action Alliance, Waltham Forest Dementia Action Alliance, Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, Pan-London 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?

London Wildlife Trust’s Strategic Plan states that we will ‘create opportunities for more people to engage with and enjoy the natural environment and wildlife in London and provide hands on informative and inspirational outdoor learning experiences of nature for people in London.


Natures value to people’s wellbeing is increasingly well recognised and through its community projects and management of nature reserves LWT aims to provide inclusive access to the diverse sectors of London’s communities. 


The Potted History project, which provides nature-based activities and reminiscence for older people, is a successful example of how practical and sensory-rich nature based sessions can bring social, physical and cognitive benefits to older people,  particularly those experiencing dementia.

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

Continued funding for staff member nominated as Champion to remain in post,  or finding an alternative champion

Member website


2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of dementia with volunteers

    Provide access to Dementia Friends information sessions for volunteers


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Nominate a Dementia Champion

    The Dementia Champion will distribute information to help staff take dementia related issues into account in their work by arranging training sessions for Dementia Friends Champions and Dementia Friends sessions locally; and providing information on how to make sites and activities more dementia friendly. 


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Raise awareness of dementia with staff

    Arrange Dementia Friends information sessions for current staff and make a Dementia Friends session part of the induction process for new staff


    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member