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26 September 2017
West Midlands
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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 have gardens that are open to the public and we provide horticultural therapy services to a range of people from within our community. We want to ensure that we are as much as possible meeting the needs that our visitors and clients affected by dementia may have. We know that gardening and being outdoors can have a positive impact and want to make the experience of visiting Ryton Organic Gardens a positive one for all members of the community including those affected by dementia.

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

Making sure we have time to implement all that we would like to achieve.

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2. Actions

  • Keeping staff up to date

    Arrange an awareness raising session as part of our internal staff sessions


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  • Activities

    Review the activities we have available for visitors to the gardens so that they are suitable for use by those living with dementia or their families/carers


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

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  • Funding

    Submit our fundraising application to continue working with people living with dementia and/or their carers.


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

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