1864 Hampshire County Cricket Supporters’ Club

What do we do? Maintain regular contact with Hampshire Cricket supporters, including those who are finding life more challenging Provide guidance, signposts and support Give new opportunities for people to enjoy cricket Develop means of enhancing the matchday experience Promote the heritage and tradition of Hampshire Cricket Arrange and provide tours of The Ageas Bowl Liaise with local clubs to develop bespoke community links

5 May 2017
South East
Care, Communication, Education Sector, Faith Groups, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Other, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)

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?

Current Programmes

  • Developing understanding and enjoyment of cricket; particularly amongst girls, women, minority & disability groups
  • Visiting and supporting people of limited mobility
  • Arranging “Hampshire Pals” – a network of community contacts
  • Working with local cricket clubs to develop community links
  • Purchasing tickets for new groups to experience Hampshire Cricket
  • Providing enhanced matchday support for those who may be disadvantaged
  • Providing Memory Days for those living with dementia
  • Celebrating the Hampshire Cricket Heritage
  • Guided tours of the Ageas Bowl

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

  • Education
  • Understanding
  • Costs

Member website


2. Actions

  • Education

    We will work with groups across Hampshire, particularly those engaged in the delivery of cricket within their local community, to educate them about the effects of living with dementia, and how they can play a part in making the lives of those living with dementia easier through the resource of sport and the provision of opportunities at both a local and county wide level. 

  • Understanding

    Engaging people into local networks, through the medium of cricket (and specifically the tradition and heritage of the game) that will see local friend networks established under the influence and guidance of 1864 linking people together in fellowship that will encourage and enhance the understanding of living with dementia and see people working together with those living with dementia helping with shopping, taking along to watch sport and generally increasing friendship circles, all through the medium of cricket.

  • Costs

    Establishing a framework of sponsors that will provide annual income for 1864 to be a 52 week a year support network, providing training and education (including the engagement of third party expertise) and ensuring that pathways to specialist services are provided where applicable.