Garden Needs offers a well stocked nursery with a fantastic new range of award winning peat free composts. Garden Needs is a small, peaceful garden centre located on the edge of Kersal Dale (Nature Reserve on River Irwell) in Salford. Time, dedication, love and hard work have been invested over the years to create a centre with a true difference in a unique and magical environment.
- 3 November 2014
- North West
- Voluntary Sector, Health, Recreation, Schools
- Local Alliances:
- Salford 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?
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?
Garden Needs is a social enterprise owned by Mind in Salford and Social adVentures, this provides it with a fantastic network of centres and people where we can deliver better services for people with dementia and their carers. Garden Needs has a vision ‘To be the pioneer in connecting people with nature and inspiring them to lead healthier and happier lives’. At Garden Needs we are passionate about the great outdoors and the benefits this brings to people. We believe that we can offer a wide variety of options for people living with dementia – people recently diagnosed with dementia could attend our volunteer days to get involved in various activities from potting through to building wooden planters or helping with the cycling project, for those further on with their condition - we have a fully accessible site that can provide camping days to support people to reminisce around a camp fire whilst toasting a crumpet or singing a song.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The biggest challenge will be to get in front of a group of people and have some valuable conversations of the type of service or activity they would like and then managing expectations around the delivery of these. Garden Needs, Mind in Salford and Social adVentures are all committed to providing people with ability focused services that meet needs, this type of discussion is invaluable in the delivery of this type of service.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?update later
Either pursue Dementia Champions training or arrange for Dementia Friends sessions to be delivered to Social adVentures staff and tenants
Increase awareness of Garden Needs accessibility and volunteer opportunities for people with dementia
Consultation with local people affected by dementia
Speak with Dementia Champion Group about the activities/service/opportunities they might like us to introduce across our 3 centres