Health and Nature Dorset (HAND) are seeking to learn more about how to support people with long term health conditions to access green spaces so that they can enjoy the associated health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature.

HAND are asking PPG members to join them at a virtual forum to discuss the barriers people with long-term conditions may face accessing natural spaces and highlight any potential opportunities that exist to increase the number of people getting into the outdoor environment.

HAND will use the insights shared at the meetings to inform their collaborative work with health and countryside sectors across the county and to create an insight report which will be shared with Natural England and local organisations which can be used to inform local provision and project funding applications.

The sessions will take place on 14 March from 6pm – 7pm and 27 March from 2pm – 3pm.