Plymouth launches ‘dementia friendly’ parking places

Plymouth City Council has introduced a number of parking spaces designed specifically for people caring for those with dementia.

The spaces are located on entry level and are close to ticket machines and pedestrian exits. Parking staff have also been provided with training to help them understand the parking difficulties often faced by carers.

Councillor Ian Tuffin, the Council’s cabinet member for health and adult social care, said: “The Council welcomes this suggestion from the public to improve our dementia friendly city awareness and improve our services in this way.

“As a Council we are committed to working with our partners to help Plymouth to become a more Dementia Friendly city.’

The Dementia Friendly Plymouth initiative is co-ordinated by a partnership of Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA).