Scotland's First Dementia Friendly Woodland

Created 3 months ago, updated 3 months ago

Scotland’s walking charity, Paths for All, has helped Evanton Community Woodland to become accessible for people living with dementia. Thanks to £6,000 funding from the Life Changes Trust, Robertson Trust and The William Grant Foundation the area around the woodland cabin has been resurfaced to make it easier to walk around and new dementia friendly signage has been installed on the compost toilet and outdoor sink.

Other changes include areas around benches being made wheelchair accessible to encourage conversations and activities as well as new a woodland sign and staff and volunteer uniforms to make them easily recognisable as the person to approach to ask for assistance.