Do You Live with Dementia and Love Beaches with Sand Dunes?

(Formy Beach, Mersyside. c.

We are looking for people living with dementia and family carers to influence an exciting new project ‘Dynamic Dunescapes’, which will restore some of the most important sand dune landscapes in England and Wales.

Natural England, National Trust, Plantlife, The Wildlife Trusts and Natural Resources Wales are working with local coastal communities to conserve and restore up to 7000 hectares focused around the nine areas shown below. 

FACT: Sometimes it’s ok to jump off the sand dunes!

We are working with the organisation Plantlife to make sure people living with dementia are included in looking at how people and communities enjoy sand dunes.  This is your opportunity to have your say through a variety of different activities, including an easy complete survey and local focus groups.

We would like to ask you:

- Why beaches with sand dunes are important to you?

- What are the barriers to getting there?

- What can be done to improve access and your experience?

- If there were activities what sort of things would you like to do? (this may be helping with conservation tasks such as looking, counting, or collecting things)

- How can we bring the outside inside for people no longer able to enjoy the space?

Ways to get involved:

- Complete our survey. Download a copy here or please contact for a hard copy with SAE.

- Let us know if you’d like to be part of a small focus group in South Wales, Merseyside, Lincolnshire or Dorset.

- Become a Project Advocate Volunteer to promote project activities in your local community (expenses and support provided).

FACT: Did you know that 50 years ago, sand dunes were protected by fencing.  We now know this is bad for sand dunes and that walking, playing, and disturbing them are good for the plants and animals that live there!

To be part of any of these activities please contact Kath Pyke at Dementia Adventure for more information or call  07531 215918.



(Newborough Beach c. Stayinwales)

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