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Tram Stop Shelter

The Tram Stop Shelter is a community based project run by a group of local volunteers with the aim of improving amenities to our local beach for the disabled and other people with needs. We are currently raising funds so that we can rebuild the old shelter on the Thorpe Bay seafront to provide suitable changing facilities with hoisting, washing, disabled toilets and a space to relax. We believe that all people should able to enjoy a day out at the seaside.

10 October 2016
East of England
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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 believe that our project would be a real benefit to both dementia sufferers and their carers. When built, our building will offer a secure environment to be in. It will engender a sense of belonging and of being valued in community and civic life as well as promoting a sense of living in a supportive community helping to feel more valued and understood. Having somewhere to meet others will help to reduce social isolation. Being along the sea front, they will also be able to gain all the health benefits of clean fresh air and vital vitamin D

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

The goal of our organisation is to enhance the lives of dementia sufferers, the disabled and other groups with needs by providing wheelchair access to our beach and a building with the facilities to enable all people to have a day out at the seaside. There is no other building of this type in our area.

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Tram Stop Shelter

2. Actions

  • Following on from providing matting for wheelchair access to our beach, we are fund raising for a new building

    We have a list of 95 different and diverse groups inclusive of dementia sufferers and other groups with needs, who have expressed a desire to use the building. These groups are local, from other parts of Essex, London and other home counties.


    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We aim to promote inclusion and dignity for all and for the benefit of further community cohesion

    Through the building of the Tram Stop Shelter all members of the community will be able to access the beach areas and have somewhere safe and dignified to meet and change.  


    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member