Borough Council works to dementia friendly car park spaces
Released: Monday, 15 April 2019
Members of charities working with those with dementia are partnering Worthing Borough Council to develop special car park spaces for those who have the condition.
Buckingham Road multi-storey car park will become the first in the South East to have such spaces which have highly visible markings and crystal clear signage to enable dementia drivers to navigate to and from their vehicles.
Members of the Alzheimer's Society and Dementia Friendly Worthing were invited to a walk around with key members of the Council's parking services to prepare spaces for those with the condition.
Drivers with early symptoms of memory loss are still capable of driving and making the journeys they are familiar with but as the disease progresses, their ability to drive will become more difficult. However the spaces will also be available for carer drivers travelling into Worthing with a person living with dementia, providing easier access to our town, shops and facilities.
Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Val Turner, said:
“It's a great step forward in making the town more welcoming and friendly to those who are affected by dementia.”
“We look forward to seeing the spaces completed and being utilised by early summer.”
Photo: Members from Alzheimer's Society and Dementia Friendly Worthing join Council staff in a walk around Buckingham Road car park
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