The team at RHS Rosemoor are celebrating after being recognised for their commitment to become a dementia-friendly attraction. The team at the gardens welcomed Great Torrington’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Phil Cloke, and Assistant Town Clerk, Charlotte Kirby, who visited to present RHS Rosemoor's head of site, Emma Thompson, with a certificate. 

RHS Rosemoor has recently arranged for staff to undertake specialist training so they are better able to help and understand visitors with dementia. According to research undertaken by the Alzheimer's Society, dementia is one of the biggest challenges facing Britain today, especially in terms of creating a community. The society offer help and guidance to help businesses become more dementia friendly so they can help tackle the social and economic impact of dementia. It is believed that less than half the people surveyed felt that they were part of their community after receiving a dementia diagnosis and that 28% of people had given up getting out of the house. 

As well as working to become dementia-friendly, RHS Rosemoor is committed to being inclusive and accessible to all visitors. You can find out more about their accessibility guide on their website here. 

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A garden full of inspiration Set in a beautiful valley in the heart of North Devon between two National Parks, this 65 acre haven for biodiversity and wildlife has something for everyone. A feast for the senses Explore our famous ‘garden rooms’, each themed to celebrate the seasons in…