Avon Heath Country Park

Avon Heath is one of Dorset’s largest Country parks, with internationally rare habitats and anabundance of wildlife. There is a Heathland Discovery Centre providing information, activities and events for the public. The rangers work regularly with volunteers to assist with services to the public and conservation on the park.

Updated:
12 June 2016
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

Ensuring all visitors to the park including those with dementia and their carers get the most out of their visit and have access to all facilities where possible. Facilitating them to enjoy the health and well being benefits of being in the countryside.

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

Time constraints and limited staff. Accessing all of the park for those with mobility issues.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all customer facing staff are dementia aware

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Dementia friendly signage at Avon Heath

    Consider people with dementia when creating new signage for the park

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Improve accessibility at Avon Heath

    Consultation with Dorset County Councils officer (main role of improving
    access to Countryside for older people including those with dementia) re accessibility on park

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Friendly events at Avon Heath

    Attract people with dementia and their carers to existing adult events.

    Consultation re running a specific dementia friendly walk summer 2016

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all customer facing staff are dementia aware

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Dementia friendly signage at Avon Heath

    Consider people with dementia when creating new signage for the park

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Dementia Friendly events at Avon Heath

    Attract people with dementia and their carers to existing adult events.

    Consultation re running a specific dementia friendly walk summer 2016

    Status:
    Investigating