Dementia Centre Sensory Garden
Location: Norris Green, Liverpool
The new Dementia Centre in Norris Green, Liverpool, is a unique specialist support centre, purpose designed for people with dementia. Providing assessment and respite facilities, the design of the centre is intended to provide a calming atmosphere.
A crucial element of the centre is a large outdoor space which Enscape carefully planned to include a fully enclosed sensory garden including allotments and raised beds. The sensory garden provides and immerse experience for residents to experience sights, sounds and even smells and allotments will allow people who are interested in gardening will be able to practice their horticulture skills safely.
Working on site for two weeks, our team planned, landscaped and planted the space and provided large, durable planters and appropriate plants – working to a tight budget and ensuring the areas were safe, accessible and durable.
Our ongoing work with the centre includes maintenance service to ensure the space continues to look its best all year round.
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for adult social care, Councillor Roz Gladden, said: “Everyone knows someone who has been touched by dementia. It is a cruel and upsetting condition which can cause much distress for those affected. This is a superb facility which will offer state-of-the-art support and care for those with dementia and their families.”
The project was backed by Alzheimer’s Society Liverpool, which works to support people affected by dementia.