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London Borough of Merton - The Canons House & Landscape 'Parks for People' Project

We are the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund 'Parks for People' Project at The Canons House & Landscape in Mitcham. A four year project to restore and redevelop the site into a well used community asset and an engaging activities and events plan.

19 June 2018
Arts, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Education Sector, Recreation, Schools, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Merton 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?

As we restore the Canons House and Landscape, we are utilising Dementia friendly principles in our design, taking advice from the local DAA. This will also apply to the landscaping element of the project.

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

Making sure we understand what is needed and how to best carry out these design principles. Engaging with the community, dementia sufferes and their carers.

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2. Actions

  • Wayfinding and Signage

    The restoration work and new design will engage with easy wayfinding and clear and simple signage throughout to make it easy for dementia sufferers to navigate.

  • Sensory Landscaping

    Our gardens and landscaping will be multi-sensory which will help dementia sufferers use lots of senses to engage with the world around them in a relaxing atmosphere.