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Garon Park Community Interest Company

Provide a sustainable centre of excellence for sport and Wellness which benefits the entire local community

13 March 2017
East of England
Recreation, Health, Voluntary Sector
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 provide a large safe environment and Wellness Trail of activities for member organisations to use for the benefit of their local community programmes.


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

We are setting up a voluntary Well-being Club to organise the Wellness Trail activities, calling upon their experience and time to make the project a success.

 We are currently working through our action plan and our next step is to appoint the Well-being Committee who will work with the member organisations to ensure our facilities are appropriate and a sustainable long term facility of choice.

 We will start our fund raising programme properly once the Well-being committee is in process, but to date we have raised sufficient funds to move the project forward

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Our manager will arrange for all staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help. 


    2017 - First Quarter Update

    new member 

  • Getting started – test member group

    Identify local organisations which could benefit from our facilities and quantify the impacts that their use of the facility will have on the local community


    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member 

  • Well-being Club

    Advertise and appoint volunteer executive committee for a well-being club (volunteers) to use local experience and resource to provide activities (e.g. wild life walk, dog petting, reading club, gardening, men’s shed, arts hut etc), identified by the test member group.


    2017 - First Quarter Update

    new member